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Physics
A single-turn current loop carrying a 4.00 A current, is in the shape of a right-angle triangle with sides of 50.0 cm, 120 cm, and 130 cm. The loop is in a uniform magnetic field of magnitude 75.0 mT whose direction is parallel to the current in the 130 cm side of the loop. What is the magnitude of the magnetic force on the
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Given that,

Current = 4 A

Sides of triangle = 50.0 cm, 120 cm and 130 cm

Magnetic field = 75.0 mT

Distance = 130 cm

We need to calculate the angle α

Using cosine law

$$120^2=130^2+50^2-2\times130\times50\cos\alpha$$

$$\cos\alpha=\dfrac{120^2-130^2-50^2}{2\times130\times50}$$

$$\alpha=\cos^{-1}(0.3846)$$

$$\alpha=67.38^{\circ}$$

We need to calculate the angle β

Using cosine law

$$50^2=130^2+120^2-2\times130\times120\cos\beta$$

$$\cos\beta=\dfrac{50^2-130^2-120^2}{2\times130\times120}$$

$$\beta=\cos^{-1}(0.923)$$

$$\beta=22.63^{\circ}$$

We need to calculate the force on 130 cm side

Using formula of force

$$F_{130}=ILB\sin\theta$$

$$F_{130}=4\times130\times10^{-2}\times75\times10^{-3}\sin0$$

$$F_{130}=0$$

We need to calculate the force on 120 cm side

Using formula of force

$$F_{120}=ILB\sin\beta$$

$$F_{120}=4\times120\times10^{-2}\times75\times10^{-3}\sin22.63$$

$$F_{120}=0.1385\ N$$

The direction of force is out of page.

We need to calculate the force on 50 cm side

Using formula of force

$$F_{50}=ILB\sin\alpha$$

$$F_{50}=4\times50\times10^{-2}\times75\times10^{-3}\sin67.38$$

$$F_{50}=0.1385\ N$$

The direction of force is into page.

Hence, The magnitude of the magnetic force on each of the three sides of the loop are 0 N, 0.1385 N and 0.1385 N.

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