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AP® Physics C: E & M

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Magnetic Field Created by Crossing Two Wires with Current

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Consider the sections of two wires with equal magnitude of the current inside of them shown below, as viewed from above. The green wire has its current directed to the right while the red wire has its current directed to the top of the screen. What is the direction of the magnetic field produced by the two wires at a location just above the intersection of both of the wires?

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