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    Electromagnetism: Magnetic force on wire carrying current

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    Part 1

    A high-voltage power line carries a current of 120 A at a location where the Earth's magnetic field has a magnitude of 0.583 G and points to the north, 70.8° below the horizontal. Calculate the magnitude of the magnetic force exerted on a 258 m length of wire if the current in the wire flows horizontally toward the east.

    Part 2

    Calculate the magnitude of the magnetic force exerted on a 258 m length of wire if the current in the wire flows horizontally toward the south.

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    Solution Summary

    Force on a line wire due to earth's magnetic field is calculated. Two cases.

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