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