(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A rectanglular loop consists of 4 turns of wire carrying a current of 2.7 A. The loop is in the x-y plane, and the direction of flow of the current is shown in the figure. The loop has dimensions a = 1 cm and b = 6 cm. Consider a uniform magnetic field of strength 2.3 × 10-4 T in x, y, or z directions.

If the uniform field of 2.3 × 10-4 T is along the +x axis, find the magnitude of the torque acting on the loop and the total force on side a and b.

Diagram:

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2. Relevant equations

t = NIABsin(theta)

B=unI (n= # of turns, u = 4 * 3.14 * E-7)

F=ILBsin(theta)

3. The attempt at a solution

-I found torque using the above equation, and it was 1.49E-6

-Fb is simply 0 because it is parallel to the magnetic field

-but I have NO IDEA how to solve for Fa. I tried using F=ILBsin(theta), (=2.7*.1m*2.3E-4) and it rejects my answer. I also tried =2.7*.1m*2.3E-4*2.

Please help me find Fa?

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# Force on a Current-carrying loop

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