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Homework Help: Motional emf

  1. Oct 13, 2011 #1
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    I have an upcoming test, and I cannot seem to get any questions like this one. Help is greatly appreciated.

    I calculated the net force, such that Fnet=ma. There exists a magnetic force due to the current in the wire. The mass m is negligible, ie 0kg. Also, assume the only resistence is R1 and E=36V. M=2kg, and B is directed into the page at 0.7T. Also, d=0.8m. Thus,


    Hence, there is an acceleration to the right.

    From here I go absolutely blank. I have spent a lot of hours on these types of questions but I cannot comprehend them. Can someone please give me a hand.
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  3. Oct 13, 2011 #2


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    What is the actual question? Please include the complete problem statement.
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