# Force acting on a conductor

1. Jan 8, 2009

### cs_boro_09

I need to calculate the size of a force acting on a conductor if the length of the conductor is 200mm, the flux density is 2 tesla and the current flow is 5A.

thanks, cs

2. Jan 8, 2009

### stewartcs

The force on the conductor is:

$$F = ILBsin(\theta)$$

where,

I = current
L = conductor length
B = flux density
theta = the angle of the conductor relative to the direction of the field

CS

3. Jan 8, 2009

### cs_boro_09

Any chance you could work it out for me mate, im just in a rush to get the rest of my folder sorted out for tomorrow, plus i would know where to start to work it out

4. Jan 8, 2009

### stewartcs

No. We don't do homework for students as it is prohibited in the Forum Rules:

I've given you the formula and you have the numbers (make sure your units are correct), all you have to do is plug-n-chug. Of course you'll need to know the angle (if it's not given assume it is perpendicular).

CS