I learned the left hand/right hand rule like this: Hold your hand in a stop motion, put your thumb perpendicular to the rest of your fingers. Like making an L sign with your index finger and thumb, but the rest of your fingers are with your index finger. Thumb is charge/current, direction your fingers are pointing is magnetic field, and the direction your palm is facing is magnetic force. This is what it says in my workbook. The problem is this isn't working?? Take this for example. http://electrical4u.com/electrical/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/dc-motor-05.jpg I have an image exactly like this in my workbook, same directions. If I try to work this out using the hand rule, magnetic force is pointing DOWNWARDS, not upwards. I've been using this method for all of my assignment, and now I'm second guessing if all my answers are wrong. What's going on??