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What is the fraction of work per second by F is converted into heat.

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Two long parallel horizontal rails, a distance l apart and each
has a resistance $\lambda$ per unit length are joined at one end by a
resistance R. A perfectly conducting rod MN of mass m is free to
slide along the rails without friction. There is a uniform magnetic
field of induction B normal to the plane of paper and directed
into the paper. A variable force F is applied to the rod MN such
that, as the rod moves, a constant current i flows through R.
What is the fraction of work per second by F is converted into heat.

asked Jan 30 in Physics Problems by koolman (4,196 points)
edited Feb 5 by sammy gerbil

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