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Homework Help: Ampere's Law: Toroids

  1. Apr 10, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The question gives a coil of N turns carrying a current of I Amperes wound on a ring with rectangular cross section of inner radius r1 and outer radius r2 and height h. The ring has magnetic permeability mu. What is the flux in webbers?

    2. Relevant equations
    Ampere's Law:
    Closed Integral (B * ds) = mu * I

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My problem is mostly a conceptual one since I have all the equations for sure.

    flux = closed integral (B * dA)
    integral (B * ds) = B integral (ds) = B (2 pi r) = mu * N * I
    since it has N loops

    B is not constant, so for flux we must integrate:
    flux = integral (B dA) = integral (mu*N*I/(2 pi r) dA)

    This is where I'm confused:
    the solution says:
    "The area element dA can be expressed as dA = h dr where h is the height of the rectangular cross section."
    Then it proceeds to integrate from r1 to r2 to get: flux = N*I*h/(2 pi)*mu*ln(r2/r1) and the question is solved. But I don't understand how that substitution can be made. Doesn't that imply dA/dr = h so A is a function of r, or A = hr + c??

    Any help will be appreciated greatly.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
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