Physics Right-Hand Rule: Definition & Practice


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What is the basic principle of the right hand rules?

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1. What is the relationship between magnetic force, magnetic fields, and currents?

2. In the first right hand rule, what basic gesture are you making?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable worksheet and quiz will measure your understanding of the right hand rule in physics. The multiple-choice quiz questions will test your understanding of the rule and its applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The basic principle of the right hand rule
  • The relationship between magnetic fields, currents and magnetic force
  • The gesture you make in the first right hand rule
  • How to apply the first and second right hand rules to a real-life example

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the right hand rule in physics to identify the basic gesture it involves
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related right hand rule lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve right hand rule practice problems

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Physics Right-Hand Rule: Definition & Practice to learn more about the right hand rule and work on the following objectives:

  • Identify the direction of magnetic force
  • Differentiate between the first right hand rule one and the second right hand rule
  • Understand how this concept works only with positive electric charge