Using the right hand rule in physics

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1. Homework Statement

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

Homework Equations




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,

Thanks!
 

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1. Homework Statement

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

Homework Equations




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,

Thanks!
Correct. F = qv X B
 
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Correct. F = qv X B
awesome thanks for the clarification!
 

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