# Predict the direction of induced current in the situations described by the following Figs. 6.18(a) to (f ).

Question:

Predict the direction of induced current in the situations described by the following Figs. 6.18(a) to (f ).

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Solution:

The direction of the induced current in a closed loop is given by Lenz’s law. The given pairs of figures show the direction ofthe induced current when the North pole of a bar magnet is moved towards and away from a closed loop respectively.

Using Lenz’s rule, the direction of the induced current in the given situations can be predicted as follows:

(a) The direction of the induced current is along qrpq.

(b) The direction of the induced current is along prqp.

(c) The direction of the induced current is along yzxy.

(d) The direction of the induced current is along zyxz.

(e) The direction of the induced current is along xryx.

(f) No current is induced since the field lines are lying in the plane of the closed loop.