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A square loop (perimeter of 4L and hinged along one side) is made of a wire that has a mass per unit length of 0.1000 kg/m and carries a current of 5.000 A. A uniform magnetic field of 10.00 mT directed perpendicular to the hinged side exists in the region. Determine the maximum linear acceleration magnitude, (a t) max , of the side of the loop opposite the hinged side.

My Question:

My teacher gave me a hint that torque = I*alpha, where I is the moment of inertia. How do I find the moment of inertia for this box? Then how do I work with angular acceleration to get the answer I'm after?

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Linear acceleration in a uniform magnetic field due to torque

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