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Ampere's Law: Magnetic field from a wire

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Consider a straight section of wire of length L which carries a current I, as shown below. Show that the magnetic field at a point P a distance R from the wire along its perpendicular bisector is B = (muI/2piR) * L/(L^2 + 4R^2)^1/2

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L/2 : I :
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L/2 :
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