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Q & A: Fleming's rule

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Most recent answer: 07/27/2009
Q:
Sir.We all know about Fleming's left hand rule.Is there any proof to prove fleming's left hand rule.I mean is it theoritically proved rule or is it just an experimental determination.
- Prudhvi Raj Borra (age 16)
Machilipatnam,Andhra,India.
A:
Given the definitions of the magnetic field, etc., Fleming's rule follows directly from the theoretical framework of electricity and magnetism. On the other hand the direction and magnitude of these forces was first found experimentally, and those results led to the theory.

So yes to both.

Mike W.

(published on 07/27/2009)

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