VERSIONS OF THE RIGHT HAND RULE: C. Erkal-Fall 2000
Thumb is in the direction of the current,
magnetic field lines curl in the direction
of your right handís fingers.† Magnetic
field lines are circular around the wire.
Palm curls in the direction of the current††††††††††††††††††††††††
in the loop, the thumb indicates the magnetic
field direction.† This direction, perpendicular
to the loop is also the direction of the magnetic
Palm straight along the direction of V or I
sweep the smaller angle between v and B
toward B , thumb is the direction of the
cross product, in this case force F.