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A horizontal conductor carries current from north to south what is direction of magnetic field below the conductor?

A horizontal conductor carries current from north to south what is direction of magnetic field below the conductor?

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Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
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8 years ago
The direction of the magnetic field is given by the right hand thumb rule i.e if the thumb points in the direction of the current flow then the curling of fingers depict the direction of magnetic field.
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According to the question, in the diagram, the current is flowing from north to south assuming north and south are below and above the hand respectively. therefore, the magnetic field is clockwise as seen from below the conductor i.e. north.
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Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee
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