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Direction of Induced Current: Loop Enters Magnetic Field


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

As shown above, a rectangular loop of wire is initially situated with part of its area within a magnetic field, and part of its area outside the field. The field is directed out of the plane of the page, and the loop is in the plane of the page, perpendicular to the field.

In what direction is current induced in the loop as it is being pushed up the page into the field?


Clockwise around the loop


Counterclockwise around the loop


Into the plane of the page


Out of the plane of the page