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Homework Help: Magnetic Fields Problem

  1. Oct 28, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If a current of electrons flow through the conducting wire from south to north, in which direction will the compass deflect.


    2. Relevant equations
    None are necessary.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think the answer is west, because using the left hand rule, the magnetic field produced by the wire is in a western direction which will cause the northward pointing compass to deflect west. Am I right?
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