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## Homework Statement

A portion of a long, cylindrical coaxial cable is shown

in the accompanying figure. A current I flows down the

center conductor, and this current is returned in the outer

conductor. Determine the magnetic field in the regions (a)

R ≤ r1, (b) r2 ≥ R ≥ r1, (c) r3 ≥ R ≥ r2, and (d)

R ≥ r3. Assume that the current is distributed uniformly

over the cross sections of the two parts of the cable.

## Homework Equations

B∫dl = μI

Inner current = I1

Outer Current = I2

I = J*A

J = Current Density

A = Area

## The Attempt at a Solution

(a) R ≤ r1

B∫dl = μI

B*2πR = μ*J*A

B*2πR = μ*(I/πr1

^{2})*πR

^{2}

B = (μ*I*R)/2πr1

^{2}

The answer given states it's only B = (μ*I*R)/r1

^{2}Why is that?

(b) r2 ≥ R ≥ r1

My thinking was that since this is outside the conductor, B = 0T since I = 0. The answer says the enclosed charge would be I, not 0, but doesn't go into any further detail. Can someone please explain why?

(c) r3 ≥ R ≥ r2

My answer was the same as a and was wrong, and likely related to B. the book stated that I = I1 - I2. Why is this?

(d) R ≥ r3

Since it's outside the conductor, then I = 0 and B = 0T This was correct.

Thanks for the help.