College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 20 - Problems - Page 794: 16


Current flows in loop 2, and this current flows counterclockwise around loop 2.

Work Step by Step

By the right hand rule, the current flowing clockwise in loop 1 produces a magnetic field directed to the left. When the current in loop 1 increases, the magnetic flux through loop 2 increases toward the left. According to Lenz's law, the induced current in loop 2 will produce a magnetic field directed toward the right. By the right hand rule, this current must flow counterclockwise around loop 2.
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