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Findings

As the current passes through a straight wire the magnetic field wraps around the wire in concentric circles.

If we point our thumb along the direction of current (I) flow, our fingers curl around in the direction of the magnetic field lines (B).

righthand

This means a loop of wire must create a magnetic field which flows through the loop and around the outside!

loop

Challenge: Amplify & Measure

How could we increase the strength of the field through a loop as shown above?

and...

How could we measure the force through the loop?