Q: a solenoid with ends marked a and b is suspended so that the core can rotate in the horizontal plane. A current is maintained in the coil so that the electrons move clockwise when viewed from end A towards end B. How will the coil align itself in earth's magnetic field?
Now An answer I have (from an answer bank our teacher gave us) is "end A will point towards the geographic south pole."
Meaning that end A becomes the south pole of the magnet. Now I don't understand how.
Since the question says that the electrons move clockwise when viewed from end A, so that means the conventional current moves counter-clockwise when viewed from end A. If we apply the right hand rule for solenoids ( or atleast the version my book has: the way our fingers curl is the current's direction and our thumb is the field's), when you look from end A towards end B the field is directed towards you, making end A the north pole of the solenoid. Right...?
Any help is appreciated.