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Unformatted text preview: nguyen (jmn727) – oldhomework 22 – Turner – (59070) 1 This print-out should have 12 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page – find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points Three very long wires are strung parallel to each other as shown in the figure below. Each wire is at a distance r from the other two, and each wire carries a current of magnitude I in the directions shown in the figure. I I I 3 2 1 z x y r r r × 3 2 1 y x z Cross-sectional View What angle does the net force on the upper wire (wire 3) due to the other two wires make with the positive x-axis? (Measure your an- gles in the standard way: counter-clockwise from the x-axis.) 1. 90 ◦ correct 2. 60 ◦ 3. 240 ◦ 4. 30 ◦ 5. 180 ◦ 6. 300 ◦ 7. 210 ◦ 8. ◦ 9. 270 ◦ 10. 120 ◦ Explanation: The magnetic field due to a long straight wire is B = μ I 2 π r , and the force per unit length between two parallel wires is F ℓ = μ I 1 I 2 2 π r . There are two ways to solve this problem which are essentially the same. The first way is to find the net magnetic field at the upper wire from the two wires below ( vector B net = vector B 1 + vector B 2 ) and then find the force from vector F = I vector L × vector B . The crucial step here will be to add the magnetic fields as vectors . The second way would be to use vector F = I vector L × vector B to find the net force on the upper wire from the two lower wires: vector F net = vector F 1 + vector F 2 , where we must be sure to add the forces as vectors. You should recognize that the two methods are formally identical. Let’s do it the first way. The magnitude magnetic field from wire 1 is found from Ampere’s law to be B 1 = μ I 2 π r . Using the right hand rule the direction points up and to the left of wire as shown in figure 2. 3 ◦ 3 ◦ 60 ◦ 6 ◦ 6 ◦ B 1 B B 2 × 3 2 1 ˆ ˆ ı ˆ k Adding Magnetic Fields nguyen (jmn727) – oldhomework 22 – Turner – (59070) 2 3 ◦ 3 ◦ 60 ◦ 6 ◦ 6 ◦ F 1 3 F F 2 3 × 3 2 1 ˆ ˆ ı ˆ k Adding Forces Its components will then be vector B 1 = B [sin (30 ◦ )ˆ − cos (30 ◦ )ˆ ı ] . Similarly, vector B 2 points down and to the left of wire 3; its components are given by vector B 2 = B [ − sin (30 ◦ )ˆ − cos (30 ◦ )ˆ ı ] . Notice that by symmetry the ˆ ( y ) compo- nent of the magnetic field vanishes. The net magnetic field is therefore: vector B net = − 2 μ I cos (30 ◦ ) 2 π r ˆ ı . The force is then vector F = I vector L × vector B = I L parenleftbigg − 2 μ I cos (30 ◦ ) 2 π r parenrightbigg ( − ˆ k × ˆ ı ) = I L parenleftbigg − 2 μ I cos (30 ◦ ) 2 π r parenrightbigg ( − ˆ ) vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle F L vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle = 2 μ I 2 cos (30 ◦ ) 2 π r Notice that the direction of vector L is in the − ˆ k direction, since that is the direction of the current. After all the negative signs have...
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## This note was uploaded on 01/21/2010 for the course PHY 303L taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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