# In the kicking wire experiment, the current carrying wire gets deflected due to the magnetic field of the horse shoe magnet.Is the deflection in the wire due to the fact that a current carrying conductor behaves as a bar magnet when current is passed through it ?

Oersted discovered that a compass needle gets deflected in the surrounding area of a current-carrying conductor which means that the current-carrying conductor exerts a force on the compass needle.

Later, Michael Faraday discovered that a current-carrying conductor (wire) also gets deflected when it is placed in a magnetic field. So, it can be said that a magnetic field and the current-carrying conductor exert a force on each other in their surrounding.

According to the above explanation, we can conclude that in the kicking wire experiment, the current-carrying wire gets deflected due to the magnetic field of the horseshoe magnet. And, the deflection in the wire is due to the fact that a current-carrying conductor behaves like a bar magnet when current is passed through it.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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