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A dip circle is taken to geomagnetic equator. The needle is allowed to move in a vertical plane perpendicular to the magnetic meridian. The needle will stay a in horizontal direction only b in vertical direction only c in any direction except vertical and horizontal d in any direction it is released

A dip circle is taken to geomagnetic equator. The needle is allowed to move in a vertical plane perpendicular to the magnetic meridian. The needle will stay






















a


in horizontal direction only



b


in vertical direction only



c


in any direction except vertical and horizontal



d


in any direction it is released


Grade:12

1 Answers

Nirmal Singh.
askIITians Faculty 44 Points
8 years ago
A dip circle is taken togeomagnetic equator. The needle is allowed to move in a vertical plane perpendicular to the magnetic meridian. The needle will stayvertical direction because the horizontal component BHis perpendicular to this plane and hence does not take part in rotating the needle. The needle is aligned with the Vertical componenet BV.

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