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sweetipie2216

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## Homework Statement

An electromagnetic rail gun can fire a projectile using a magnetic field and an electric current. Consider two parallel conducting rails, separated by 0.530 m, which run north and south. A 49.0 g conducting rod is placed across the tracks and a battery is connected between the tracks, with its positive terminal connected to the east track. A magnetic field of magnitude 0.750 T is directed perpendicular to the plane of the rails and rod. A current of 2.00 A passes through the rod.

If there is no friction between the rails and the rod, how fast is the rod moving after it has traveled 8.00 m down the rails?

## Homework Equations

a=(IL(([mu0(I))/(2\pi*r)))/m

v=sqrt{2ad}

## The Attempt at a Solution

(2(.530)(4pi-7(2))/(2pi(.53))/.049 = 1.63e-5

sqrt{2*1.63e-5*8}=.016

this answer is wrong. can you please tell me what i am doing wrong and help me out?Thanks.