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B Torque in uniform magnetic field

  1. Sep 14, 2016 #1
    how can a rectangular coil placed in uniform magnetic field have torque? Isn't torque the force on an object while its rotating? Will the coil rotate in a magnetic field? I don't understand.
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    ie. if the coil has an electric current going through it.
     
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