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Electromotive force and Lorenz Force HELP

  1. Sep 22, 2004 #1
    If I have a rectangular coil with no current flowing on it traveling at a velovity v; and I have an infinetely long wire with a constante current i on the same plane of the rectangular coil wich velocity v is perpendicular to the wire, is the lorenz force equal to zero because I have only electromotive force?
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  3. Sep 22, 2004 #2


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    That's a little complicated. The induced EMF will set up a current in the loop and that will interact with the primary magnetic field (from the wire). The primary effect will be torque acting on the loop but gradients in the applied field will yield a net force on the loop.
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