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Unformatted text preview: Felder, Jacob Homework 10 Due: Nov 14 2006, 9:00 pm Inst: Vitaly 1 This printout should have 9 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. The due time is Central time. 001 (part 1 of 2) 10 points The wire is carrying a current I . x y I I I 180 O R Find the magnitude of the magnetic field ~ B at O due to a currentcarrying wire shown in the figure, where the semicircle has radius r , and the straight parts to the left and to the right extend to infinity. 1. B = I r 2. B = I 7 r 3. B = I 3 r 4. B = I 4 r 5. B = I r 6. B = I 4 r correct 7. B = I 2 r 8. B = I 3 r 9. B = I 2 r 10. B = I 8 r Explanation: By the BiotSavart Law, ~ B = I 4 Z d~s r r 2 . Consider the left straight part of the wire. The line element d~s at this part, if we come in from , points towards O; i.e. , in the x direction. We need to find d~s r to use the BiotSavart Law. However, in this part of the wire, r is pointing towards O as well, so d~s and r are parallel meaning d~s r = 0 for this part of the wire. It is now easy to see that the right part, having a d~s antiparallel to r , also gives no contribution to ~ B at O . Let us go through the semicircle C. The element d~s , which is along the wire, will now be perpendicular to r , which is pointing along the radius towards O . Therefore  d~s r  = ds using the fact that r is a unit vector. So the BiotSavart Law gives for the magnitude B of the magnetic field at O B = I 4 Z C ds r 2 Since the distance r to the element d~s is con stant everywhere on the semicircle C, we will be able to pull it out of the integral. The integral is Z C ds r 2 = 1 r 2 Z C ds = 1 r 2 L C , where L C = r is the length of the semicircle. Thus the magnitude of the magnetic field is B = I 4 1 r 2 r = I 4 r . 002 (part 2 of 2) 10 points Note: i is in xdirection, j is in ydirection, and k direction is perpendicular to paper to wards reader. Determine the direction of the magnetic field ~ B at O due to the currentcarrying wire. 1. b B = 2. b B = + k Felder, Jacob Homework 10 Due: Nov 14 2006, 9:00 pm Inst: Vitaly 2 3. b B = k correct 4. b B = 1 2 i 5. b B = 1 2 k 6. b B = + 7. b B = 8. b B = 1 2 k + 9. b B = + 10. b B = 1 2 i + Explanation: We know from Part 1 that the only contri bution to the magnetic field at O comes from the semicircle. Furthermore, we need only consider the direction of d~s r for one typi cal segment d~s . If we go along the semicircle from left to right, and we know that...
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