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If I have a rectangular loop moving through a magnetic field, which way will it go?

A uniform magnetic field (say it's pointing into the page) A square/rectangular loop of wire moving into the field from left to right with constant speed.

The induced current should be counterclockwise right?

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Why it should be counterclockwise? Show your reasoning. – Angel Joaniquet Tukiainen Apr 11 '13 at 23:27
Field going in -> try to oppose -> field going out -> ccw – soundsoundsoun...d Apr 12 '13 at 0:25

Use "Fleming's right hand rule" for generators and see what you'll get:

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