Ampere’s Law Physics 102 Professor Lee Carkner Lecture 18.
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Ampere’s Law Physics 102 Professor Lee Carkner Lecture 18
Currents and Magnetism It is also true that moving charged particles produce magnetic fields Serious magnetic fields are produced by currents What is the magnitude and direction of these fields?
Magnetic Field from a Current in a Wire Needle deflected tangentially to the wire cross section How can we find the direction and magnitude of the B field for any situation?
Right Hand Rule Revisited Grasp the wire with your thumb in the direction of the current and your curled fingers indicate the direction of the field
Ampere’s Law To find the magnitude of the B field we use Ampere’s law The sum of the product of L and B around the entire path is equal to 0 I Where 0 = 4 X 10 -7 T m /A and is called the permeability of free space B L = 0 I
B Field for a Wire B L = 0 I or B L = 0 I Since B is the same everywhere around the circle B 2 r = 0 I B = 0 I/2 r Magnetic field a distance r from a long straight wire with current I
Force on Two Parallel Wires The B field then will exert a force on the other wire B = 0 I/2 d For two wires of equal length but different currents: F = 0 I 1 I 2 L/2 d
Magnetic Field: Loop Can apply the right hand rule all the way around Loop acts as a bar magnet
Magnetic Field: Solenoid What happens if you stack several loops up? You produce a solenoid Field inside the solenoid is strong and uniform (far from the ends)
Electromagnet We can write an expression for the solenoid magnetic field: B = 0 nI If you put a piece of iron in the center you get an electromagnet
Next Time Read: 21.1-21.2 Homework: CH 21 P: 1, 2 CH 20 P: 38, 50