# Torque on a current carrying loop placed in a magnetic field

The plane of a rectangular loop of wire with a width of 5.0 cm and a height of 8.0 cm is parallel to a magnetic field of magnitude 0.17 T. The loop carries a current of 6.5 A.

What is the maximum torque that can be obtained with the same total length of wire carrying the same current in this magnetic field?

Show calculations for the torque that acts on the loop to be 0.0044 N*m and the magnetic moment of the loop to be 0.026 A*m^2.

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The plane of a rectangular loop of wire with a width of 5.0 cm and a height of 8.0 cm is parallel to a magnetic field of magnitude 0.17 T. The loop carries a current of 6.5 A.

What is the maximum torque that can be obtained with the same total length of wire carrying the same current in this magnetic field?

Solution: There are two possible interpretations of the question: i) what is the maximum torque for the given rectangular loop of ...

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