MAGNETIC EFFECT OF CURRENT
RIGHT HAND THUMB RULE
Right hand thumb rule was given by Maxwell. So this rule is also known as Maxwell’s right hand thumb rule. According to this rule, imagine that you are holding a current carrying wire in your right hand so that the thumb points in the direction of the current, then the direction in which the fingers wrap the wire will represent the direction of magnetic lines of force.
Diagram of Maxwell’s right hand rule
Test Your Understanding and Answer These Questions:
- Explain right hand thumb rule?