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Mon September 03, 2012 By:

what exactly is the concept of force acting on a current carrying conducter in a magnetic field?

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Tue September 04, 2012
Since current is an assembly of moving charges, the magnetic field will exert a side way force on the conductor carrying a current. That force is given by F = i(lxB), where i = current flowing through the conductor, l = length of the conductor and B = uniform magnetic field. Theta is the angle between the vectors l and B.
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