Magnetic Field Problem 9.6.3

Description

A cross section of three wires carrying unknown currents is shown above.  You can double-click anywhere inside the animation to draw a magnetic field line.  You can also click-drag the wires but this will erase any field line that you have drawn.

Question

Which wires are carrying current out of the plane of the simulation, that is, out of the computer monitor?   Start     More Help

Answer

Wire 1 and Wire 3.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 20-3, Giancoli-SE: 27-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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