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# A current carrying conductor experiences a maximum force in a magnetic field when it is placed

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parallel to the magnetic field.
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perpendicular to the magnetic field.
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at an angle of 45 to the magnetic field.
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at an angle of 60 to the magnetic field.
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## The correct option is B perpendicular to the magnetic field. We know the force (F) acting on the current (I) carrying wire of length (L) kept in a magnetic field (B) at an angle (θ) with the magnetic field is given by F=ILBsinθ When θ=90∘⇒sinθ=1= Maximum Value ⇒F=ILB= Maximum Value So, when the current carrying conductor is placed perpendicular to a magnetic field, it experiences the maximum force.

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