A current loop in a magnetic field:

  • Option 1)

    can be in equilibrium in two orientations, one stable while the other is unstable.

  • Option 2)

    experiences a torque whether the field is uniform or nonuniform in all orientations.

  • Option 3)

    can be in equilibrium in one orientation.

  • Option 4)

    can be in equilibrium in two orientations, both the equilibrium states are unstable.

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Magnetic field -

Space around a magnetic Pole or magnet or current carrying wire within which its effect can be experienced.

- wherein

Fig 6

 

 One is stable while the other is unstable. 

 


Option 1)

can be in equilibrium in two orientations, one stable while the other is unstable.

Correct

Option 2)

experiences a torque whether the field is uniform or nonuniform in all orientations.

Incorrect

Option 3)

can be in equilibrium in one orientation.

Incorrect

Option 4)

can be in equilibrium in two orientations, both the equilibrium states are unstable.

Incorrect

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