F = B × I × l

In this lesson we learn how to apply the equation to calculate the size of the force due to the motor effect and apply it to a range of situations.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which way do we consider 'conventional current' to flow?

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Q2.Which way do the magnetic flux lines in a magnetic field point?

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Q3.What angle should be between the direction of current and the direction of the magnetic field for the force that is exerted on a wire to be a maximum?

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Q4.What is true about the direction of the force exerted on a wire placed in a magnetic field when a current flows in the wire.

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Q5.Which of the following changes would not make the motor effect force stronger?

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Q6.Which hand is used to predict the direction of the force from the motor effect?

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Q7.Match up below the quantity with the finger that shows it on Fleming's Left Hand Rule.
Current (I)
Motion (F, Force)
Magnetic Field (B)

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Q8.Which way will the force act here?

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Q9.Which way will the force act here?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which way do we consider 'conventional current' to flow?

1/9

Q2.Which way do the magnetic flux lines in a magnetic field point?

2/9

Q3.What angle should be between the direction of current and the direction of the magnetic field for the force that is exerted on a wire to be a maximum?

3/9

Q4.What is true about the direction of the force exerted on a wire placed in a magnetic field when a current flows in the wire.

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Q5.Which of the following changes would not make the motor effect force stronger?

5/9

Q6.Which hand is used to predict the direction of the force from the motor effect?

6/9

Q7.Match up below the quantity with the finger that shows it on Fleming's Left Hand Rule.
Current (I)
Motion (F, Force)
Magnetic Field (B)

7/9

Q8.Which way will the force act here?

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Q9.Which way will the force act here?

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F = B × I × L (HT only)

This quiz will help you consolidate your learning on the motor effect equation F = B × I × l

Q1.Match up the quantities in the equation to the correct units shown.
Magnetic flux density
Current
Length
Force

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Q2.A 0.4 m wire with 2 A flowing in it passes through a magnetic field with a magnetic flux density of 0.5 T. What force ix exerted on the wire?

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Q3.For each of the numbers below, how do we convert them ready to use in our equations.
34 mm
650 nT
265 µA
2 km
65 GA

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Q4.A straight wire 0.10 m long carrying a current of 2.0 A is at right angles to a magnetic field. The force on the wire is 0.04 N. What is the strength of the magnetic field?

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Q5.A wire that is 470 mm long hangs at right angles to a magnetic field of 1,800 μT and experiences a force of 9.5 mN. Calculate the current flowing in the wire. (2 s.f)

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Quiz:

F = B × I × L (HT only)

This quiz will help you consolidate your learning on the motor effect equation F = B × I × l

Q1.Match up the quantities in the equation to the correct units shown.
Magnetic flux density
Current
Length
Force

1/5

Q2.A 0.4 m wire with 2 A flowing in it passes through a magnetic field with a magnetic flux density of 0.5 T. What force ix exerted on the wire?

2/5

Q3.For each of the numbers below, how do we convert them ready to use in our equations.
34 mm
650 nT
265 µA
2 km
65 GA

3/5

Q4.A straight wire 0.10 m long carrying a current of 2.0 A is at right angles to a magnetic field. The force on the wire is 0.04 N. What is the strength of the magnetic field?

4/5

Q5.A wire that is 470 mm long hangs at right angles to a magnetic field of 1,800 μT and experiences a force of 9.5 mN. Calculate the current flowing in the wire. (2 s.f)

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Lesson summary: F = B × I × l

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