Force on Lightning Bolt#

Part 1#

What is the force per meter on a lightning bolt at the equator that carries \({{params.I}}\textrm{ A}\) perpendicular to the \(3 \times 10^{-5}\textrm{ T}\) magnetic field of the Earth?

Answer Section#

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Part 2#

What is the direction of the force if the current is straight up and the Earth’s field direction is due north, parallel to the ground?

Answer Section#

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Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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