1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnetism problem

  1. May 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A long straight conductor carries a current I.Determine force per unit length of the conductor when it is placed in a unifrom magnetic field B.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I got BI sin(theta) where theta is the angle between wire and the B field.
    Please check if I am correct.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2007 #2


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    I believe you are correct, since:

    [tex] F/L = \vec{I} X \vec{B} = IB\sin\theta[/tex]
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Magnetism problem
  1. Magnetism problem (Replies: 2)

  2. Problem in magnetism (Replies: 8)

  3. Magnetism problem (Replies: 1)