# Moving a conducting rod in a magnetic field

## Homework Statement

A small conducting rod of length l moves with a uniform velocity v in a uniform magnetic field B. Explain how the end Y becomes positively charged.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know the concept, a force will act on the conductor which will push the electrons , and the end where electrons will be deficit will have positive charge. But I can't understand how to find the direction of force........I feel that the direction of induced current is also required. Please help me out !!![/B]

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## Homework Statement

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A small conducting rod of length l moves with a uniform velocity v in a uniform magnetic field B. Explain how the end Y becomes positively charged.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know the concept, a force will act on the conductor which will push the electrons , and the end where electrons will be deficit will have positive charge. But I can't understand how to find the direction of force........I feel that the direction of induced current is also required. Please help me out !!![/B]
Think of the electrons inside the rod. You know the direction of their velocity so you can determine the direction of the magnetic force on them.

Oh yes ! Now i get it.........
Thanks nrqed