Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 20 - Magnetism - Questions: 3

Answer

The magnetic field lines form clockwise circles. These circles are centered on the wire.

Work Step by Step

Use the right hand rule. If you point the thumb of your right hand directly away from yourself, in the direction of the current, your fingers curl around the wire in a clockwise direction. This indicates the direction of the magnetic field lines.
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