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Homework Help: Using the right hand rule in physics

  1. Jul 19, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need to use the right hand rule to determine the direction of the force on the current carrying wire shown in the above figure

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Using the right hand rule, if I point my fingers in the same direction as I, then curl them towards B, would the force then be the direction my thumb is pointing, so into the page?

    Looking for some help,

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  3. Jul 19, 2017 #2


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    Correct. F = qv X B
  4. Jul 19, 2017 #3
    awesome thanks for the clarification!
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