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Question 6: When the current is switched on through a wire, a compass needle kept nearby gets deflected from its north-south position. Explain.

Question 6: When the current is switched on through a wire, a compass needle kept nearby
gets deflected from its north-south position. Explain.

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
Answer:When a current is switched on through a wire, the wire starts behaving as a magnet. Hence, when a compass needle is placed near the given current carrying wire, it gets influenced by the magnetic effect of electric current and gets deflected from its North- South position.

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