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
I'm not sure if Long straight conductor will be the right formula to solve for magnetic field.
B = uo*I/(2*pi*r)
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?