P30_001 - 1(a The magnitude of the magnetic field due to...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. (a) The magnitude of the magnetic field due to the current in the wire, at a point a distance r from the wire, is given by µ0 i B= . 2πr With r = 20 ft = 6.10 m, we find B= (4π × 10−7 T · m/A)(100 A) = 3.3 × 10−6 T = 3.3 µT . 2π (6.10 m) (b) This is about one-sixth the magnitude of the Earth’s field. It will affect the compass reading. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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