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Homework Help: Possible to find the direction of magnetic force if angle isn't 90?

  1. Apr 10, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the force on 7.0 cm of conductor bearing a current of 6A if it lies perpendicular to a magnetic field of intensity 1.2 T and the wire makes an angle of 60° with the magnetic field?

    2. Relevant equations
    F = IlB sin θ

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The magnetic force is easy to find:
    F = 6 * (7/100) * 1.2 * (sin 60)
    F = 0.436

    How do you find the direction of the force?
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  3. Apr 10, 2013 #2


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    From the vector equation F = q(V x B)
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