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What is the magnitude of the torque exerted on the loop?

  1. Oct 5, 2009 #1
    A rectangular loop consists of 101 closely wrapped turns of wire and has dimnesions .97m by .23m. The loop is hinged along the y-axis and its plane makes an angle of 70 degrees with the x axis.

    A uniform magnetic field of .62 T is directed along the x-axis and the current in the loop is 3.1 A in the downward direction.

    What is the magnitude of the torque exerted on the loop?

    okay so for this problem I tried to apply the T=NIABsin() but that doesnt work....how do I go about this problem?

    I have the radius=27.2
    I can get the area by multiplying the dimensions
    I have the current, I = 40 A
    The Mag Field B=4.07 T
    and 33 degrees

    what do I do ?
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2009 #2

    rl.bhat

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    Values given by you do not match with the given problem. In the problem the rectangular loop is given. From where did you get the radius?
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #3
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    oh sorry! that was not part of the problem. There is no radius given
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 #4

    rl.bhat

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    Show your calculations.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 #5
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    okay so what I inititally did was T=NIABsin()

    so I assumed there was only one loop so I plugged in T= (1)(3.1A)(.97*.23)sin(70)

    and I got T=.4029385043

    but that is not correct so what am I doing wrong? Am I just using the totally wrong equation? What am I missing?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 #6

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    You didn't multiply the number of turns in the coil.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 #7
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    why would I multiply the number of turns in the coil?

    Also, I did that but I still did not get the right answer.

    (101)(3.1 A)(.2231m^2)(.62T)sin(70)= 40.6967 N*m
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 #8
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    is it correct that I use the equation T=NIABsin() ?

    where N= 101 turns
    I = 3.1 A
    A= .97m * .23m
    B= 0.62T
    and sin()= sin(70) ??
     
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