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If a wire is kept in a loop formation on a table with a compass in the centre of the loop and electricity is passed through the wire,what will be the

readings of the compass?
Yes what will be the reading of the compass which direction will it show the north pole
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The compass will starts showing deflection in north-south directions. This is so because when the electricity is passed the wire acts as a magnet and due to magnetic effect of electricity the compass needled get deflected in north-south positions.
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The compass will start reading north direction towards the place the current is flowing which means it will start showing north-south deflections. This occurs due to the magnetic effect of current i.e, the current passing through the wire creates a magnetic field around it.. This experiment is also known as Oersted's experiment.
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