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What will be the direction of the magnetic field be around a wire that carries current (straight conductor) between the poles of a permanent magnet?

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I'm thinking it will be counterclockwise, since the X means into the page. We're using Fleming's left-hand rule in my course. Thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm thinking it will be counterclockwise, since the X means into the page ...are we to ignore the field of the poles? $\endgroup$
    – lineage
    Jun 16 at 3:48
  • $\begingroup$ I think that the field of the poles is not the be ignored in this question. And that's what I've been thinking about. We are given 4 options for this: A. in to the page B. out of the page C. clockwise D. counterclockwise. $\endgroup$
    – frankio10
    Jun 16 at 4:00
  • $\begingroup$ Why is the X needed - does the conductor carry current? $\endgroup$
    – lineage
    Jun 16 at 4:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, it does carry current. The x means that it is going "in". $\endgroup$
    – frankio10
    Jun 16 at 4:26
  • $\begingroup$ Mention that please. And you do mean magnetic field not force on the wire? $\endgroup$
    – lineage
    Jun 16 at 4:29

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