College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 19 - Magnetism - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 688: 17


(c) south

Work Step by Step

The direction of the magnetic field can be obtained by using the right-hand source rule. Orient your right hand in such a way that the thumb is pointing west so that at a point right below the wire the fingers point towards south. Thus, the magnetic field will also point south.
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