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    The direction of the arrow is the direction of the electrons (and therefore the current).

    The left-hand rule applies only to conventional current (or positive charge), so if I align my 'current finger' to point to the left (opposite the direction of the arrow) and my 'field finger' downwards (because magnetic field flows from N to S), then my 'force finger' points out towards me rather than into the paper (which is what is should be apparently).

    What am I doing wrong?
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    The direction of the arrow is the direction of the electrons (and therefore the current).

    The left-hand rule applies only to conventional current (or positive charge), so if I align my 'current finger' to point to the left (opposite the direction of the arrow) and my 'field finger' downwards (because magnetic field flows from N to S), then my 'force finger' points out towards me rather than into the paper (which is what is should be apparently).

    What am I doing wrong?
    nothing, the motion is outwards from the plane of the page
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    (Original post by boner in jeans)
    nothing, the motion is outwards from the plane of the page
    If you watch 12:51 to 12:55, he says ''the electrons will curve into the paper''

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc8Vay7mRss

    Not saying you are wrong, just confused..
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    The direction of conventional current is in the opposite direction to motion of an electron.

    It's out.
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    (Original post by sabre2th1)
    If you watch 12:51 to 12:55, he says ''the electrons will curve into the paper''

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc8Vay7mRss

    Not saying you are wrong, just confused..
    it's definitely out of the paper
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    (Original post by boner in jeans)
    it's definitely out of the paper

    (Original post by bananarama2)
    The direction of conventional current is in the opposite direction to motion of an electron.

    It's out.
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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