(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Wire #1 carries a current of 8.0A along the +x-axis. Wire #2 has a current of 6.1A along the +y-axis. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field at the point (1.4,1.3)m

2. Relevant equations

I'm not sure if Long straight conductor will be the right formula to solve for magnetic field.

B = uo*I/(2*pi*r)

3. The attempt at a solution

I spend an hour trying to solve this basic problem. I kept reading the textbook, reading my teachers notes, but doesn't seem helpful. They only show an example of one wire, but not two wires.

So then I found the r by using the Pythagorean theorem.

I understand that the current isn't the vector. but how am I suppose to solve the magnetic field if there are two currents, but both are perpendicular?

Thanks,

Byron

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# Homework Help: Basic Magnetic Sources help

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