Maxwell's Corkscrew Rule

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“Illustrating Maxwell’s ‘corkscrew rule’ for relative directions of current and lines of force...a current flow through the wire ab in the direction from a to b, the magnetic lines will encircle the wire in the direction of the curved arrow ro which shows the direction in which the corkscrew must be turned to advance in the direction of the arrow n.” -Hawkins, 1917




Hawkins and Staff Hawkins Electrical Guide Number One (New York: Theo. Audel and Company, 1917) 112


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