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    Calculate magnetic field generated by a short current carrying segment of wire for the spot indicated in the diagram below.

    . (0.5m, 0.5m)

    (0,0)_____________>__________________ (1m, 0)

    I= 2A
    |---------------- 1m -----------------------|

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    According to Biot-Savart law the magnetic field due to a current carrying segment is given by:

    In our case we can write:
    The directionality of the cross product is determined ...

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    Magnetic field generated by a short current is examined.