# B field intensity of 2 parallel wires

## Homework Statement

Two long parallel wires are a center-to-center distance of 4.60 cm apart and carry equal anti-parallel currents of 4.40 A. Find the magnetic field intensity at the point P which is equidistant from the wires. (R = 4.00 cm).

## Homework Equations

magnetic field for a long straight wire = μi/2*pi*r

## The Attempt at a Solution

at first i thought it was just 0 T since the current is in opposite directions but that was wrong. so i worked it out and saw that the y components cancel out and you're left with the 2 x directions components. so i thought B = $\frac{2*μ*i*cos(theta)}{2*pi*r}$

where cos(theta) = R/r
where r = sqrt(R2+(d/2)2)

this didnt work out for me. my answer was 7.1665340225x10^(-4) T and it said it was wrong

B= $\frac{2*4*pi*10^-7*4.4*.04}{2*pi*(R^2+(d/2)^2)^(3/2)}$

anything i did wrong, plugged in wrong numbers or what?

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