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Old Oct 22nd 2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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Question Magnetism question using a compass and a conductor?

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A compass is placed to the right of a conductor section. When electrons flow through the conductor, the north pole of the compass needle deflects towards the bottom of this page. In the conductor, the direction of electron flow is?

Diagram that might help if it doesn't mess up when I submit:
_____
| | N
| | W ^ E
|_____| S
section compass
of
conductor



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So the answer must be into, out of, to the right of, and to the left of the page. I know when a compass points to N that is actually the south magnetic pole, so then I guess that the needle would point to the S pole on the conductor?






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