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**1. Homework Statement :**

A wire with a length of 29.0 cm lies along the z-axis and carries a current of 9.00 A in the +z-direction. The magnetic field is uniform and has components Bx = -0.204T, By = -0.968T, and Bz = -0.328 T

A wire with a length of 29.0 cm lies along the z-axis and carries a current of 9.00 A in the +z-direction. The magnetic field is uniform and has components Bx = -0.204T, By = -0.968T, and Bz = -0.328 T

## Homework Equations

1. Find the x-component of the magnetic force on the wire. Ans: 2.5N

2. Find the y-component of the magnetic force on the wire Ans: -0.532N

3. Find the z-component of the magnetic force on the wire

4. What is the magnitude of the net magnetic force on the wire?

**3. The Attempt at a Solution .**

I solved question 1 and 2. But I don't fully understand why. For question 1 I used the force in the y direction and in 2 I used the force in the x direction. But why like that?

For #3, I used the z direction force, and its not correct. So kind of confused.

I solved question 1 and 2. But I don't fully understand why. For question 1 I used the force in the y direction and in 2 I used the force in the x direction. But why like that?

For #3, I used the z direction force, and its not correct. So kind of confused.