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Unformatted text preview: kavo (ak22862) HW10 Janow (12121) 1 This printout should have 14 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 (part 1 of 2) 15.0 points The wire is carrying a current I . x y I I I 180 O R Find the magnitude of the magnetic field vector 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 2 r 2. B = I 4 r correct 3. B = I r 4. B = I 8 r 5. B = I r 6. B = I 4 r 7. B = I 3 r 8. B = I 7 r 9. B = I 2 r 10. B = I 3 r Explanation: By the BiotSavart Law, vector B = I 4 integraldisplay dvectors r r 2 . Consider the left straight part of the wire. The line element dvectors at this part, if we come in from , points towards O; i.e. , in the x direction. We need to find dvectors r to use the BiotSavart Law. However, in this part of the wire, r is pointing towards O as well, so dvectors and r are parallel meaning dvectors r = 0 for this part of the wire. It is now easy to see that the right part, having a dvectors antiparallel to r , also gives no contribution to vector B at O . Let us go through the semicircle C. The element dvectors , which is along the wire, will now be perpendicular to r , which is pointing along the radius towards O . Therefore  dvectors 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 integraldisplay C ds r 2 Since the distance r to the element dvectors is con stant everywhere on the semicircle C, we will be able to pull it out of the integral. The integral is integraldisplay C ds r 2 = 1 r 2 integraldisplay 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) 15.0 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 vector B at O due to the currentcarrying wire. 1. hatwide B = 1 2 parenleftBig i parenrightBig 2. hatwide B = 1 2 parenleftBig k + parenrightBig kavo (ak22862) HW10 Janow (12121) 2 3. hatwide B = k correct 4. hatwide B = 1 2 parenleftBig k parenrightBig 5. hatwide B = 6. hatwide B = 1 2 parenleftBig i + parenrightBig 7. hatwide B = 8. hatwide B = + 9. hatwide B = + 10. hatwide B = + k 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 dvectors r for one typi cal segment dvectors . If we go along the semicircle from left to right, and we know that r is point...
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 Fall '08
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