```Magnetism 1 Questions
1.
The north pole of a magnet points toward the earth's
a) north pole.
b) south pole – magnetic which corresponds to the geometric north
c) center.
d) middle latitudes.
2.
1 T is equivalent to
a) 1 N˙m/A
b) 1 N˙A/m
c) V˙m/A
d) N/A˙m
3.
The SI unit of magnetic field is the
a) weber.
b) gauss.
c) tesla.
d) lorentz.
4.
A vertical wire carries a current straight up in a region where the magnetic field vector points due north. What is the
direction of the resulting force on this current?
B
a) Down
b) North
c) East
d) West
5.
F
A wire carries a current of 10 A in a direction of 30¯ with respect to the direction of a 0.30-T magnetic field. Find the
magnitude of the magnetic force on a 0.50 m length of the wire.
a) 0.75 N
b) 1.5 N
c) 3.0 N
d) 6.0 N
6.
I
FB=10 A (.50m) (.30 T) sin 300 = B I L
A 2.0-m wire carrying a current of 0.60 A is oriented parallel to a uniform magnetic field of 0.50 T. What is the
magnitude of the force it experiences?
a) zero
b) 0.60 N
c) 0.15 N
d) 0.30 N
7.
A wire carries a current of 10 A in a direction of 30¯ with respect to the direction of a 0.30-T magnetic field. Find the
magnitude of the magnetic force on a 0.50 m length of the wire.
a) 0.75 N a) 0.75 N
b) 1.5 N
c) 3.0 N
d) 6.0 N
8.
FB=10 A (.50m) (.30 T) sin 300 = B I L
What is the force per meter on a straight wire carrying 5.0 A when it is placed in a magnetic field of 0.020 T? The wire
makes an angle of 27¯ with respect to the magnetic field lines.
a) 0.022 N
b) 0.045 N
c) 0.17 N
d) 0.26 N
FB= B I L
FB = B I = .020 T (sin 270) (5.0 A) = .045 N
L
9.
The direction of the force on a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field is described by which of the following?
a) perpendicular to the current
b) perpendicular to the magnetic field
c) both a) and b) are valid
d) neither a) nor b) is valid
10. A thin copper rod 1.0 m long has a mass of 0.050 kg and is in a magnetic field of 0.10 T. What minimum current in the
rod is needed in order for the magnetic force to cancel the weight of the rod?
a) 1.2 A
b) 2.5 A
c) 4.9 A
d) 9.8 A
F=BIL
F = .050 kg ( 9.8 m/s2) = 4.9 A
BL
( .10 T ) ( 1.0 m)
11. A stationary proton is in a uniform magnetic field of 0.20 T. What is the magnitude of the magnetic force on the
proton?
a) zero
b) 1.6X10-20 N
c) 3.2X10-20 N
d) 1.6X10-21 N
12. A proton moving at 5.0X104 m/s horizontally enters a region where a magnetic field of 0.12 T is present, directed
vertically downward. What force acts on the proton?
a) zero
b) 3.2X10-16 N
c) 6.4X10-16 N
d) 9.6X10-16 N
F = q v B = (1.6x10-19C ) 5.0 x 104 m/s ( .12 T) =
13. At a particular instant, an electron moves eastward at speed V in a uniform magnetic field that is directed straight
downward. The magnetic force that acts on it is
a) zero.
b) directed upward.
c) directed to the south.
d) none of the above.
x
x
x
x
x
x
x B
x
x
FB
At a particular instant, a proton moves eastward at speed V in a uniform magnetic field that is directed straight downward. The
magnetic force that acts on it is
a) zero.
b) directed upward.
c) to the south.
d) none of the above – Should be directed north
14. A charged particle moves with a constant speed through a region where a uniform magnetic field is present. If the
magnetic field points straight upward, the magnetic force acting on this particle will be maximum when the particle
moves
a) straight upward.
b) straight downward.
c) upward at an angle of 45¯ above the horizontal.
d) none of the above.
15. A charged particle is injected into a uniform magnetic field such that its velocity vector is perpendicular to the magnetic
field vector. Ignoring the particle's weight, the particle will
a) move in a straight line.
b) follow a spiral path.
c) move along a parabolic path.
d) follow a circular path.
16. A proton travels at a speed of 5.0X107 m/s through a 1.0 T magnetic field. What is the magnitude of the magnetic force
which acts on the proton if the angle between the proton's velocity and the magnetic field vector is 30¯?
a) 2.0X10-14 N
b) 4.0X10-14 N
c) 2.0X10-12 N
d) 4.0X10-12 N
F = q v B = (1.6x10-19C ) 5.0 x 107 m/s (1.0 T) sin 300 =
17. An electron has an initial velocity to the south but is observed to curve upward as the result of a magnetic field. The
direction of the magnetic field is
v
a) to the west.
b) to the east.
c) upward.
d) downward.
B
curve upward
18. A charged particle moves across a constant magnetic field. The magnetic force on this particle
a) changes the particle's speed.
b) causes the particle to accelerate. (Causes centripetal acceleration)
c) is in the direction of the particle's motion.
d) Both (a) and (b) are correct.
19. A charged particle moves and experiences no magnetic force. From this we can conclude that
a) no magnetic field exists in that region of space.
b) the particle is moving parallel to the magnetic field.
c) the particle is moving at right angles to the magnetic field.
d) either no magnetic field exists or the particle is moving parallel to the field.
20. An electron traveling due north with speed 4.0X105 m/s enters a region where the earth's magnetic field has the
magnitude 5.0X10-5 T and is directed downward at 45¯ below horizontal. What force acts on the electron?
a) 2.3X10-18 N
b) 3.2X10-18 N
c) 2.3X10-19 N
d) 3.2X10-19 N
F = q v B = (1.6x10-19C ) 4.0 x 105 m/s (5.0 x 10 -5 T) sin 450 =
21. An electron moves with a speed of 8.0X106 m/s along the +x axis. It enters a region where there is a magnetic field of
2.5 T, directed at an angle of 60¯ to the +x axis and lying in the xy plane. Calculate the acceleration of the electron.
a) 1.3X1018 m/s2
b) 3.1X1018 m/s2
c) 1.3X10-18 m/s2
d) 3.1X10-18 m/s2
ma=F=qvB
a= qvB
m
22. A proton has a speed of 3.0X106 m/s in a direction perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field, and the proton moves in a
circle of radius 0.20 m. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field?
a) 0.080 T
b) 0.16 T
c) 0.24 T
d) 0.32 T
q v B = m v2
r
B = m v2
qvr
B=mv
qr
23. An electron moves with a speed of 3.0X104 m/s perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field of 0.40 T. What is the
magnitude of the magnetic force on the electron?
a) 4.8X10-14 N
b) 1.9X10-15 N
c) 2.2X10-24 N
d) zero
F=qvB=1.6x10-19C (3.0x104m/s)(.40T)
24. An electron moving along the +x axis enters a region where there is a uniform magnetic field in the +y direction. What
is the direction of the magnetic force on the electron? (+x to right, +y up, and +z out of the page.)
a) +z direction
b) -z direction
c) -y direction
d) -x direction
FB
+Z
.
.
.
.
.
+Y . B
e velocity +X
25. Which of the following is correct?
a) When a current carrying wire is in your right hand, thumb in the direction of the magnetic field lines, your fingers point in the
direction of the current.
b) When a current carrying wire is in your left hand, thumb in the direction of the magnetic field lines, your fingers point in the
direction of the current.
c) When a current carrying wire is in your right hand, thumb in direction of the current, your fingers point in the
direction of the magnetic field lines.
d) When a current carrying wire is in your left hand, thumb pointing in the direction of the current, your fingers point in the
direction of the magnetic field lines.
Magnetism II Questions
26. How much current must flow for 1.0X10-3 T of magnetic field to be present 1.0 cm from a wire?
a)
b)
c)
d)
0.050 A
9.2 A
16 A
50 A
B = o I
2r
B2r=I
o
o=4x10-7 T m / A
27. A high power line carrying 1000 A generates what magnetic field at the ground, 10 m away?
a)
b)
c)
d)
4.7X10-6 T
6.4X10-6 T
2.0X10-5 T
5.6X10-5 T
B = o I
2r
28. A long straight wire carries current toward the east. A proton moves toward the east alongside and
just south of the wire. What is the direction of the force on the proton?
a)
b)
c)
d)
north
south
up
down
x
x
x
x
x
x
29. At what distance from a long straight wire carrying a current of 5.0 A is the magnitude of the
magnetic field due to the wire equal to the strength of the earth's magnetic field of about 5.0X10-5
T?
a) 1.0 cm
B = o I
r = o I
b) 2.0 cm
2r
2 
c) 3.0 cm
d) 4.0 cm
30. Two long parallel wires carry currents of 10 A in opposite directions. They are separated by 40
cm. What is the magnetic field in the plane of the wires at a point that is 20 cm from one wire and
60 cm from the other?
B=oI - oI
-6
a) 3.3X10 T
2r
2r
-6
b) 6.7X10 T
c) 3.3X10-5 T
d) 6.7X10-5 T
31. Two long parallel wires placed side-by-side on a horizontal table carry identical size currents in
opposite directions. The wire on your right carries current toward you, and the wire on your left
carries current away from you. From your point of view, the magnetic field at the point exactly
midway between the two wires
a) points up.
left current
x
right current
b) points down.
c) points toward you.
B
d) is zero.
32. Two long parallel wires placed side-by-side on a horizontal table carry identical current straight
toward you. From your point of view, the magnetic field at the point exactly between the two
wires
a)
b)
c)
d)
points up.
points down.
points toward you.
is zero.
33. At double the distance from a long current-carrying wire, the strength of the magnetic field
produced by that wire decreases to
a)
b)
c)
d)
1/8 of its original value.
1/4 of its original value.
1/2 of its original value.
none of the above.
34. A horizontal wire carries a current straight toward you. From your point of view, the magnetic
field caused by this current
a)
b)
c)
d)
points directly away from you.
points to the left.
circles the wire in a clockwise direction.
circles the wire in a counter-clockwise direction.
35. A vertical wire carries a current straight down. To the east of this wire, the magnetic field points
a) north.
b) east.
c) south.
x
d) down.
36. A vertical wire carries a current straight down. To the east of this wire, the magnetic field points
a)
b)
c)
d)
north.
east.
south.
down.
37. Two long parallel wires are placed side-by-side on a horizontal table. If the wires carry current in
the same direction,
a) one wire is lifted slightly as the other wire is forced against the table's surface.
b) both wires are lifted slightly.
c) the wires attract each other.
d) the wires repel each other.
38. Two long parallel wires carry currents of 5.0 A and 8.0 A in the same direction. The wires are
separated by 0.30 m. Find the magnetic force per unit length between the two wires.
a)
b)
c)
d)
2.7X10-5 N attractive
7.2X10-5 N attractive
2.7X10-5 N repulsive
7.2X10-5 N repulsive
F=o I1I2
l 2d
39. Two long parallel wires carry equal currents. The magnitude of the force between the wires is F.
The current in each wire is now doubled. What is the magnitude of the new force bewteen the two
wires?
a)
b)
c)
d)
4F
2F
F/4
F/2
40. What is the magnetic field at the center of a circular loop of wire of radius 4.0 cm when a current
of 2.0 A flows in the wire?
a)
b)
c)
d)
1.3X10-6 T
3.1X10-6 T
1.3X10-5 T
3.1X10-5 T
B = 0 I
2r
41. A current carrying loop of wire lies flat on a table top. When viewed from above, the current
moves around the loop in a counterclockwise sense. What is the direction of the magnetic field
caused by this current, outside the loop? The magnetic field
a)
b)
c)
d)
circles the loop in a clockwise direction.
circles the loop in a counterclockwise direction.
points straight up.
points straight down.
42. Consider two current-carrying circular loops. Both are made from one strand of wire and both
carry the same current, but one has twice the radius of the other. Compared to the magnetic field
at the center of the smaller loop, the magnetic field at the center of the larger loop is
a)
b)
c)
d)
8 times stronger.
4 times stronger.
2 times stronger.
none of the above. It is less
43. Consider two current-carrying circular loops. Both are made from one strand of wire and both
carry the same current, but one has twice the radius of the other. Compared to the magnetic field
at the center of the smaller loop, the magnetic field at the center of the larger loop is
a)
b)
c)
d)
8 times stronger.
4 times stronger.
2 times stronger.
none of the above.
44. A charged particle is observed traveling in a circular path in a uniform magnetic field. If the
particle had been traveling twice as fast, the radius of the circular path would be
a)
b)
c)
d)
twice the original radius.
four times the original radius.
one-half the original radius.
one-fourth the original radius.
qvB=mv2
r
r= mv
qB
45. A particle carrying a charge of +e travels in a circular path in a uniform magnetic field. If instead
the particle carried a charge of +2e, the radius of the circular path would have been
a)
b)
c)
d)
twice the original radius.
four times the original radius.
one-half the original radius.
one-fourth the original radius.
qvB=mv2
r
r= mv
qB
46. In a mass spectrometer, a single-charged particle (charge e) has a speed of 1.0X106 m/s and enters
a uniform magnetic field of 0.20 T. The radius of the circular orbit is 0.020 m. What is the mass
of the particle?
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.2X10-28 kg
6.4X10-28 kg
1.7X10-27 kg
3.1X10-31 kg
qvB=mv2
r
qBr=m
v
47. A doubly charged ion with velocity 6.9X106 m/s moves in a path of radius 30 cm in a magnetic
field of 0.80 T in a mass spectrometer. What is the mass of this ion?
a) 13X10-27 kg
b) 6.7X10-27 kg
qvB=mv2
qBr=m
-27
c) 3.3X10 kg
r
v
d) 8.2X10-27 kg
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