A rectangular 20 turn loop that is 12 by 5 cm carries a current of 0.10A. It's hinged at one of the longer 12cm sides. It's mounted with its plane at an angle of 33 degrees to the direction of a magnetic field of 0.50T. What's the torque about the hinge line?
T = iAbsin(theta)
The Attempt at a Solution
I guess my question is about the significance on the hinge line. The example in my book hinges on the z axis located in the middle of loop, so it uses the formula:
t = 2iaB (b/2) sin (theta)
where b/2 sin(theta) is decribed as the "moment arm". When it is hinged on the left longer side instead of the z axis, does this mean the equation would become 2iaB b sin (theta) instead?