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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 17 Amperes Law and Magnetic Materials Deadline for dropping a course is Friday March 14 Amperes Law BiotSavart Law is analogous to Coulombs Law and Amperes Law is analogous to Gausss Law for Electricity, i.e. they both tell us about the source of the fieldthey tell us the generators of the fields Since B field lines are LOOPS that tend to go around currents/moving charge you might expect Amperes law to involve a line integral of B. Lets consider first a specific case with simple integrals, a long straight wire , and then generalize. 2 r r dq k E d = 2 4 r r l Id B d = & For straight wire r I B 2 = I dl r I l d B r r 1 1 1 2 = = 4 4 = + + = I I l d B path r 1 r 2 Integrate CW around a circular path of r 1 Now for a path at r 2 we get the same result, the path integral doesnt depend on r. Now consider a 3 rd path not around I... enclosed path closed I l d B = This result is general: B 1 B 2 I dl r I l d B r r 2 2 2 2 = = (See fig. 28.17) in text Amperes Law: = = surface bounded any enclosed path closed A d j I l d B 1. Line integral of B around any closed path = times net current penetrating any surface bounded by the path. 2. Alternate form: enclosed I l d B path closed = 1. With slight modification for time varying E fields Amperes Law will become Maxwells 4 th equation. 2. Amperes law is perfectly general but, like Gausss law for electricity it is not very useful in calculating B fields unless the symmetry is high Andre Marie Ampere (French 17751836) Andre Marie Ampere (French 17751836) Andre Ampere AC / DC Ohm's Law Watch Tired of fumbling for those hard to remember AC and DC Ohm's law & Power formulas http://wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Ampere.html In the early 1820s, Ampre attempted to give a combined theory of electricity and magnetism after hearing about experimental results by the...
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