In what direction will a magnetic compass deflect if it is placed on the west side of a wire which is carrying current in a vertically upward direction?

Asked by KONDA VENKATA KHEERTHANA | 20th Dec, 2018, 09:02: PM

Expert Answer:

Since current is going in vertical direction so the magnetic filed will lie in horizontal plane in which magnetic needle is placed and it will be in circular shape.
Direction of magnetic filed can be found by right hand thumb rule.
So the magnetic field will be in clockwise sense as the fingers will be encircled in clickclocsense.
So the magnetic Needle will deflect along South direction with respect to West.

Answered by Ankit K | 20th Dec, 2018, 10:44: PM