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Lesson 2: Week 2

# Fleming's left hand rule

Let's explore how to use our left hand to remember the direction of magnetic forces on current carrying wires. Created by Mahesh Shenoy.

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• At , it is told that the south pole would experience a force out of the screen. On what basis it is being told that the south pole would experience a force out of the screen and not into the screen?
• I suggest you refer to where he explains the direction of force on the north pole.Since south poles behave opposite to north poles, therefore the force experienced by it would also be opposite to the force experienced by the north pole(into the screen).
• Will the wire move in the direction of force ??
• The force will be applied and if its enough, the wire will move in direction of the force.
• Instead of using the wire's magnetic field for deriving using Newton's third law can't we do the opposite using the magnetic field produced by magnet ?
I mean why doesn't the wire simply move in the direction of magnetic field produced by the magnet if magnet moves in the direction of magnetic field produced by wire ?
• At , how do you know the direction of the force from the diagram?