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A magnetic needle is kept in a non-uniform magnetic field. It experiences


A
a force and a torque
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B
a force but not a torque
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C
a torque but not a force
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D
neither a force nor a torque
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Solution

The correct option is A a force and a torque
A magnetic needle is a magnetic dipole.
In a non uniform Magnetic field Force on each of the poles will be different in both magnitude and direction.
Due to difference in Magnitude the dipole experiences a Force,
Due to difference in Direction the dipole experiences a Torque.

Physics
NCERT
Standard XII

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