In Activity 13.7, how do we think the displacement of rod AB will be affected if (i) current in rod AB is increased; (ii) a stronger horse-shoe magnet is used; and (iii) length of the rod AB is increased?

 

Answer

We know that

The force by a magnet on a current carrying conductor depends upon

 

  1. The strength of the magnetic field
    Magnetic force exerted by a magnet is directly proportional to the strength of magnetic field.

  2. The amount of current flowing in the conductor
    Magnetic force exerted by a magnet is directly proportional to the amount of current flowing in the conductor.

  3. The length of the conductor
    Magnetic force exerted by a magnet is directly proportional to the length of the conductor

Figure 13.12 NCERT.jpg

 

Now, let's solve the question

 

  1. current in rod AB is increased
    If current in rod AB will increases, the force will also increase.
    Since force increases, displacement will also increase.

  2. a stronger horse-shoe magnet is used
    If a stronger magnet is used, the strength of magnetic field increases.
    Since magnetic field increases, force will also increase
    Hence,displacement will also increase

  3. length of the rod AB is increased
    If length of conductor increases, the force will also increase
    Since force increases, displacement will also increase.

    Hence, in all 3 cases, displacement will increase

 

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 13 Class 10 - Magnetic Effects of Electric Current

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