Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 29 - The Magnetic Field - Conceptual Questions - Page 829: 5


The current is directed straight down in the wire.

Work Step by Step

We can see that the magnetic field is directed into the page on the left, and out of the page on the right. By the right hand rule, the current must be directed straight down in the wire.
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