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Please forward this question to Mr.John Free. Arrangement Description: Two dc-current coils are side-by-side (Helmholtz) in a distance R and a straight dc-current carrying conductor is put right between them (perpendicular to the coilĘs axis) at a distance R/2 from each coil. Assume that the conductorĘs length is R, and the amperage in the coils and conductor is the same I. What is the force that is exerted on the conductor (because of Helmholtz coils magnetic field) and on the coils (because of conductorĘs magnetic field) ? I guess you will say that action-reaction says they are equal, but can you help me calculate them for verification?
Re: Lorentz Force & Helmholtz coils(to David and John Free)
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