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Direction of Induced Current: Decreasing Magnetic Field in Loop


Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

A circular loop of wire is situated in a magnetic field, as shown in the diagram above. The field is directed out of the plane of the page, and the loop is oriented in the plane of the page, perpendicular to the field.

In which of the following directions is current induced in the loop if the strength of the magnetic field is decreased?


Clockwise around the loop.


Counterclockwise around the loop.


Into the plane of the page.


Out of the plane of the page.