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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 550 - turn solenoid is 12 cm long. The current into it is 36 A. A 3.6 cm long straight wire cuts through the center of the solenoid, along the diameter. This wire carries a 26 A current downward (and is connected by other wires that don't concern us).

Part A: What is the force on this wire assuming the solenoid's field points due east?

Part B: to the east; to the north; to the south or to the west

2. Relevant equations

B = mu(0) * (N/L) * I

F= I * L * B

3. The attempt at a solution

I was able to use the (relevant) equations to find the answer for Part A. It was: F = 0.19 N. However, I'm having trouble figuring out the directions of certain fields. I know there are things like the right hand rule; but I can't seem to conceptualize a 3D visual of how it works; in my head. Please help!

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# Homework Help: Quick question on force direction Please help!

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