Why does a current-carrying solenoid, when suspended freely rests along a particular direction? Explain.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

A current-carrying solenoid behaves like a bar magnet. We know that a freely suspended bar magnet aligns itself in the north-south direction. So, a freely suspended current-carrying solenoid also aligns itself in the north-south direction.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM