. State and explain Maxwell's right hand thumb rule


Best Answer

Explanation: 

  • Maxwell’s right hand thumb rule is used to determine the direction of magnetic field when a wire/conductor is carrying current.
  • According to Maxwell’s right - hand thumb rule - while pointing the thumb in the direction of current, grab the conductor. The way remaining fingers curl (rotate) around the wire, represents the direction of the magnetic field. 
  • In the figure below, the direction of the magnetic field is clockwise.

explain Maxwell's

Final Answer:

Point the thumb of the right hand in the direction of current and curl your fingers across the conductor. The rotation of the fingers tells the direction of the magnetic field. This is known as Maxwell’s right hand thumb rule.

 

 

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