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Homework Help: Find the force on each side of the loop

  1. Mar 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A single-turn square loop of wire 2.00 cm on a side carries a counterclockwise current of .200A. The loop is inside a solenoid, with the plane of the loop perpendicular to the magentic field of the solenoid. The solenoid has 30 turns per centimeter and carries a counterclockwise current of 15.0A. Find the force on each side of the loop and the torque acting on the loop.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm really confused about visualizing this situation, and figuring out what exactly their asking for. I guess that's my first problem.
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  3. Mar 7, 2008 #2

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    Hint: The magnetic field inside a solenoid is uniform. Just treat it as a region of space where B is constant.
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