Question about "right hand rule" for physics My school doesn't offer physics for freshmen right now, so I'm self studying it. Regarding the right hand rule for vectors, I'm slightly confused. I did excellent using it in mechanics, it was relatively simple, but I was at a loss as to how to use it for electricity and magnetism. For instance, consider this problem: #9 THIS PAGE I can't understand how to find the direction of electric and magnetic fields. They give an explanation, but again, I can't understand it. Can anyone simplify this for me?