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Ampere’s Law ± Ampere’s Law states that the line integral of around any closed path equals μ o I where I is the total steady current passing through any surface bounded by the closed path o dI μ ⋅= Bs r r ± d r r d s r d r r

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Ampere’s Law, cont ± Ampere’s Law describes the creation of magnetic fields by all continuous current configurations ± Most useful for this course if the current configuration has a high degree of symmetry ± Put the thumb of your right hand in the direction of the current through the amperian loop and your figures curl in the direction you should integrate around the loop d Bs r r
Amperian Loops ± Each portion of the path satisfies one or more of the following conditions: ± The value of the magnetic field can be argued by symmetry to be constant over the portion of the path ± The dot product can be expressed as a simple algebraic product B ds ± The vectors are parallel d Bs r r

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Amperian Loops, cont ± Conditions: ± The dot product is zero ± The vectors are perpendicular ± The magnetic field can be argued to be zero at all points on the portion of the path d Bs r r
Field Due to a Long Straight Wire – From Ampere’s Law ± Want to calculate the magnetic field at a distance r from the center of a wire carrying a steady current I ± The current is uniformly distributed through the cross section of the wire

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Field Due to a Long Straight Wire – Results From Ampere’s Law ± Outside of the wire, r > R ± Inside the wire, we need I’, the current inside the amperian circle (2 ) 2 o o dBr I I B r π μ ⋅= = = Bs r r ± 2 2 2 ) ' ' 2 o o r I I I R I Br R πμ = = ⎛⎞ = ⎜⎟ ⎝⎠ r r ±
Field Due to a Long Straight Wire – Results Summary ± The field is proportional to r inside the wire ± The field varies as 1/ r outside the wire ± Both equations are equal at r = R

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