If we consider a simple generator of electricity a bar magnet (solenoid) passing through a solenoid conducting wire. Using the right hand rule and left hand rule you can see roughly that the direction of current passing through the conductor is the same as the current creating the bar magnet. Further use of the left hand rule tells me that the force on the magnet is applied in the normal direction to the solenoid rings.
So what is happening, how is energy being converted. Where is momentum going? The problem is, I want to be able to show that momentum and energy is conserved even in magnetic induction. But how can I when the forces always act perpendicular to the fields? It doesn't seem to work