Three long, straight, parallel wires, all carrying 20 A, are positioned as shown in the accompanying figure. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field at the point P?
A current I flows around a wire bent into the shape of a square of side a. What is the magnetic field at the point P that is a distance z above the center of the square (see the accompanying figure)?
The accompanying figure shows a long, straight wire carrying a current of 10 A. What is the magnetic force on an electron at the instant it is 20 cm from the wire, traveling parallel to the wire with a speed of Describe qualitatively the subsequent motion of the electron.
Current flows along a thin, infinite sheet as shown in the accompanying figure. The current per unit length along the sheet is J in amperes per meter. (a) Use the Biot-Savart law to show that on either side of the sheet. What is the direction of on each side? (b) Now use Ampère’s law to calculate the field.
(a) Use the result of the previous problem to calculate the magnetic field between, above, and below the pair of infinite sheets shown in the accompanying figure. (b) Repeat your calculations if the direction of the current in the lower sheet is reversed.
We often assume that the magnetic field is uniform in a region and zero everywhere else. Show that in reality it is impossible for a magnetic field to drop abruptly to zero, as illustrated in the accompanying figure. (Hint: Apply Ampère’s law over the path shown.)
How is the fractional change in the strength of the magnetic field across the face of the toroid related to the fractional change in the radial distance from the axis of the toroid?
Show that the expression for the magnetic field of a toroid reduces to that for the field of an infinite solenoid in the limit that the central radius goes to infinity.
A toroid with an inner radius of 20 cm and an outer radius of 22 cm is tightly wound with one layer of wire that has a diameter of 0.25 mm. (a) How many turns are there on the toroid? (b) If the current through the toroid windings is 2.0 A, what is the strength of the magnetic field at the center of the toroid?
A wire element has where A and dv are the cross-sectional area and volume of the element, respectively. Use this, the Biot-Savart law, and to show that the magnetic field of a moving point charge q is given by:
A reasonably uniform magnetic field over a limited region of space can be produced with the Helmholtz coil, which consists of two parallel coils centered on the same axis. The coils are connected so that they carry the same current I. Each coil has N turns and radius R, which is also the distance between the coils. (a) Find the magnetic field at any point on the z-axis shown in the accompanying figure. (b) Show that dB/dz and are both zero at z = 0. (These vanishing derivatives demonstrate that the magnetic field varies only slightly near z = 0.)
A charge of is distributed uniformly around a thin ring of insulating material. The ring has a radius of 0.20 m and rotates at around the axis that passes through its center and is perpendicular to the plane of the ring. What is the magnetic field at the center of the ring?
A thin, nonconducting disk of radius R is free to rotate around the axis that passes through its center and is perpendicular to the face of the disk. The disk is charged uniformly with a total charge q. If the disk rotates at a constant angular velocity what is the magnetic field at its center?
Consider the disk in the previous problem. Calculate the magnetic field at a point on its central axis that is a distance y above the disk.
Consider the axial magnetic field of the circular current loop shown below. (a) Evaluate Also show that (b) Can you deduce this limit without evaluating the integral? (Hint: See the accompanying figure.)
The current density in the long, cylindrical wire shown in the accompanying figure varies with distance r from the center of the wire according to where c is a constant. (a) What is the current through the wire? (b) What is the magnetic field produced by this current for For
A long, straight, cylindrical conductor contains a cylindrical cavity whose axis is displaced by a from the axis of the conductor, as shown in the accompanying figure. The current density in the conductor is given by where is a constant and is along the axis of the conductor. Calculate the magnetic field at an arbitrary point P in the cavity by superimposing the field of a solid cylindrical conductor with radius and current density onto the field of a solid cylindrical conductor with radius and current density Then use the fact that the appropriate azimuthal unit vectors can be expressed as and to show that everywhere inside the cavity the magnetic field is given by the constant where and is the position of P relative to the center of the conductor and is the position of P relative to the center of the cavity.
Between the two ends of a horseshoe magnet the field is uniform as shown in the diagram. As you move out to outside edges, the field bends. Show by Ampère’s law that the field must bend and thereby the field weakens due to these bends.
Show that the magnetic field of a thin wire and that of a current loop are zero if you are infinitely far away.
An Ampère loop is chosen as shown by dashed lines for a parallel constant magnetic field as shown by solid arrows. Calculate for each side of the loop then find the entire Can you think of an Ampère loop that would make the problem easier? Do those results match these?
A very long, thick cylindrical wire of radius R carries a current density J that varies across its cross-section. The magnitude of the current density at a point a distance r from the center of the wire is given by where is a constant. Find the magnetic field (a) at a point outside the wire and (b) at a point inside the wire. Write your answer in terms of the net current I through the wire.
A very long, cylindrical wire of radius a has a circular hole of radius b in it at a distance d from the center. The wire carries a uniform current of magnitude I through it. The direction of the current in the figure is out of the paper. Find the magnetic field (a) at a point at the edge of the hole closest to the center of the thick wire, (b) at an arbitrary point inside the hole, and (c) at an arbitrary point outside the wire. (Hint: Think of the hole as a sum of two wires carrying current in the opposite directions.)
Magnetic field inside a torus. Consider a torus of rectangular cross-section with inner radius a and outer radius b. N turns of an insulated thin wire are wound evenly on the torus tightly all around the torus and connected to a battery producing a steady current I in the wire. Assume that the current on the top and bottom surfaces in the figure is radial, and the current on the inner and outer radii surfaces is vertical. Find the magnetic field inside the torus as a function of radial distance r from the axis.
Two long coaxial copper tubes, each of length L, are connected to a battery of voltage V. The inner tube has inner radius a and outer radius b, and the outer tube has inner radius c and outer radius d. The tubes are then disconnected from the battery and rotated in the same direction at angular speed of radians per second about their common axis. Find the magnetic field (a) at a point inside the space enclosed by the inner tube and (b) at a point between the tubes and (c) at a point outside the tubes (Hint: Think of copper tubes as a capacitor and find the charge density based on the voltage applied,