Two long parallel wires are placed 2 cm apart on a horizontal table. Wire 1 carries a current of 560 mA to the right while Wire 2 carries a current of 320 mA to the left.
a) Do the wires attract or repel each other?
b) What is the magnetic field due to Wire 1 at Wire 2’s position?
c) What is the magnitude of the force exerted on Wire 2 due to Wire 1?
d) Is the force in part (c) greater than, less than, or equal to the magnitude of the force exerted on Wire 1 by Wire 2?
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