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

A segment of wire carries a current of 20 A

along the x axis from x = −6 m to x = 0 and

then along the z axis from z = 0 to z = 7.2 m.

In this region of space, the magnetic field is

equal to 51 mT in the positive z direction.

What is the magnitude of the force on this

segment of wire?

2. Relevant equations

Fb= ILBsintheta

3. The attempt at a solution

Fb = ( 20 A ) (7.2m ) ( .051m )

the question asked for " the magnitude of the force on THIS SEGMENT of wire" so i thought to just plug in 7.2m but it turned out to be wrong so i added the 6m as well but it was wrong again. help =[

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# Homework Help: Magnetostatics - force on wire

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