A circular loop carries a current I. It is placed in a constant magnetic field in such a way that the field lines are perpendicular to the plane of the circle. What is the force on the loop? Does the magnetic field have any effect on the loop described?
F=qv x B
F=IL x B
The Attempt at a Solution
I assume the answer should be something simple, like zero, since we are not given any information about the magnitude of B.
I'm not sure how to apply a cross product formula, since I is not in a single direction but rather in a loop. If I think about applying the cross product (with the right hand rule) at every point along the loop, I am thinking that maybe all the forces cancel out so that there is no net force, but I am not sure.