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Mag field lab

  1. Mar 18, 2009 #1
    The point of the lab was to determine the vert comp of the earths mag field by measuring the deflection of a current-carrying wire stretched between 2 supports.

    I took measurements of the deflection with the current flowing in one direction and my partner did the same but with the current flowing in the opposite direction. I just realized this now. Would the wire bend in opposite directions based on each direction of the current. I'm thinking yes but never witnessed this not realizing while the experiment was taking place.

    So could I say the wire has a positive deflection with one direction and a negative deflection with the opposite direction of current?
     
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