biot savarts

Asked by  | 15th Jun, 2008, 02:42: PM

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The Biot–Savart Law is an equation in electromagnetism that describes the magnetic field B generated by an electric current. The vector field B depends on the magnitude, direction, length, and proximity of the electric current, and also on a fundamental constant called the magnetic constant. The law is valid in the magnetostatic approximation, and results in a B field consistent with both Ampère's circuital law and Gauss's law for magnetism

The Biot–Savart law is used to compute the magnetic field generated by a steady current, i.e. a continual flow of charges, for example through a wire, which is constant in time and in which charge is neither building up nor depleting at any point. The equation is as follows:

        is the current, is a vector, is the differential contribution to the magnetic field,    and is the distance from the wire element to the point at which the field is being computed,

Answered by  | 15th Jun, 2008, 03:30: PM

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