Suspended parallel wires#

Two long, parallel wires are hung by cords of length \(s = \) 4.4 \(\rm\ cm\), as shown in the figure. Each wire has a mass per unit length of 38.6 \(\rm\ g/m\), and they carry the same current in opposite directions.

Parallel currents suspended by cords

Question Text#

What is the current if the cords hang at \(\theta =\) 3.0\(^\circ\) with respect to the vertical?

Answer Section#

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\(I=\) \(\rm\ A\)

Attribution#

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