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Unformatted text preview: mcconnell (kam2342) oldhomework 17 Turner (60230) 1 This print-out should have 14 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points A duck flying due north at 90 m / s passes over Atlanta, where the Earths magnetic field is 1 . 3 10 5 T in a direction 78 below the horizontal line running north and south. If the duck has a net positive charge of 8 . 8 10 8 C, what is the magnitude of the magnetic force acting on it? Correct answer: 1 . 0071 10 10 N. Explanation: Let : Q = 8 . 8 10 8 C , v = 90 m / s , and B = 1 . 3 10 5 T . The Lorentz force acting on the duck is | vector F | = | qvectorv vector B | = q v B sin = (8 . 8 10 8 C) (90 m / s) (1 . 3 10 5 T) sin (78 ) = 1 . 0071 10 10 N . (The Lorentz force is the name given to the force acting on a charged particle moving in a magnetic field.) 002 (part 1 of 2) 10.0 points The gravitational force on loop is downward. A rectangular loop with dimensions (hor- izontal = 0 . 22 m) (vertical= 0 . 506 m), is suspended by a string, and the lower hori- zontal section of the loop is immersed in a magnetic field. How must the current flow in the loop so that the tension in the supporting string is increased? The gravitational force on loop is down- ward. 1. clockwise correct 2. counter clockwise 3. either way Explanation: To have a tensile force in the supporting string, the loop must produce a force that pulls downward on the supporting string. The downward force in the loop comes from the vector I vector B hor , force on the lower leg of the loop ( hor is the length of the horizontal leg), which would be downward if this current is directed to the left on this lower leg. Hence, as this current moves around the loop, the current must flow clockwise. Also note that there is no external force on the upper leg since the external magnetic field is zero there (we neglect the magnetic field from the current of the loop). The mag- netic forces on the vertical legs are equal and opposite and in the horizontal directions, so they do not produce any forces on the sup- porting string....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course PHYS 303 taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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