Suspended parallel wires#
Two long, parallel wires are hung by cords of length \(s = \) 4.8 \(\rm\ cm\), as shown in the figure. Each wire has a mass per unit length of 38.2 \(\rm\ g/m\), and they carry the same current in opposite directions.
What is the current if the cords hang at \(\theta =\) 4.0\(^\circ\) with respect to the vertical?
\(I=\) \(\rm\ A\)
Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.