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Unformatted text preview: Magnetic Forces and Torques Review: Charged Particle in an external field : Straight wire of length L with current I in a uniform external field B: B v q F = F I L B = Note: L points in direction of positive current flow If B not uniform, and/or wire not straight: the force dF on a short segment of vector length dL is I I Segment of length dL The total force on the wire is: along wire F IdL B = u uu u dF B dL dF = I dL x B Force on a current-carrying wire (general case) Example 1 y x x x x x x x x x x I (uniform) R Find the force on: a) The straight wire b) The semicircular wire c) The whole circuit...
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