(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A segment of wire carries a current of 62 A along the x-axis from x=-6m to x=0 and then along the z-axis from z=0 to z=2.9m. The magnetic field is equal to 110 mT in the positive z direction.

What is the magnitude of the force on this segment of wire? Answer in units of N.

2. Relevant equations

F=ILBsin[tex]\theta[/tex]

F= magnetic force

I= current

L= length of wire

B= magnetic field

sin[tex]\theta[/tex] = the angle

3. The attempt at a solution

First I tried finding the length of the hypotenuse of the wire and the angle, then use the other given variables to solve for F, but I didn't think that was right.

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# Homework Help: Magnetic Force of a wire

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