why do two long parallel conductors carrying current exert force on each other?

Asked by jaspreet singh | 24th Feb, 2011, 12:31: AM

Expert Answer:

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Due to the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction, when current passes through conductors, a magnetic field is developed around it. When two such conductors are placed parallel to each other, two seperate magnetic field will be developed in the vicinity, as a result of which the conductors exert a Lorentz force on each other.
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Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2011, 10:26: AM

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