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(WILL MARK BRAINLIEST!!!) In figure 21-4 B, does the magnetic field- due to the current carrying wire- curve in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction in the area between the poles of the horseshoe magnet? How do you know? Download png

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Caroline Campbell on February 22, 2018

The direction of the curvature of magnetic field is determined by the right hand thumb rule. Let's suppose that you have a current carrying wire in your right hand such that the direction in which the thumb points is the direction of the current in the wire, then the fingers curl is going to determine the direction of the magnetic field. In B, the direction of the current in the wire is toward ourselves. Now, the use of the rule of the right hand such that the thumb points toward you. The curly toes turn to the right. Therefore, the magnetic field is in anti-clock direction


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