When is the force experienced by a current–carrying conductor placed in a magnetic field largest?

 

Answer

The force experienced by a current–carrying conductor placed in a magnetic field is largest when the direction of current and the magnetic field are perpendicular to each other.

 

Note - 

Factors that affect force experienced are :

  • Angle between magnetic field and current (Maximum when perpendicular)
  • Strength of Magnetic field strength (Stronger magnetic field → Stronger force)
  • Amount of current in conductor (Higher current → Stronger force)
  • Length of conductor within magnetic field (Longer conductor → Stronger force)

 

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