1. An aluminum airplane is flying west, parallel to the ground, at 350 m/s. The earth's magnetic field produces a downward component of 8.30 x10-5 T at that point. For the purposes of this question, treat the wing as if it was a conducting rod. a) What is the magnitude of the potential difference applied across the plane's wingspan of 22 m? I used V=LvB, and got an answer of 0.64 V. b) Which wing would be negatively charged, the one on the south side of the plane of the one on the north side of the plane? This is where I'm lost. How would I find out the answer to this? 2. Why doesn't the reception of distant FM radio broadcasts improve just after night fall the way AM broadcasts do? I'm assuming AM signals improve because they are reflected by the ionosphere, which would be higher in the dark? That could be WAY off.