Thu February 24, 2011 By: Jaspreet Singh

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

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Thu February 24, 2011
Dear student
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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