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blw wrote at 2012-12-07 00:23:55
Correction. The force is east. Thumb is current, or I, and the fingers are the magnetic field, or B. F is still your palm. So with your fingers North and the current down into the ground, your palm should be facing you, which in this scenario is East.  


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