PHYS208 4/13 Class
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Applications of Ampere's Law
A solenoid is generally a tightly-wound helical coil of wire, with a length much
greater than its diameter. Working on pictures; text to come...
Individual contributions to B of a solenoid.
Symmetry of B in a long solenoid.
Choice of amperian loop for determining B of a long solenoid.
Magnetic field lines for a short solenoid.
Adpated from HRW, Fig. 30-19
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Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.