# Biot-Savart law and Ampere's law

1. Mar 19, 2014

### slayer1337

1. An electric circuit consists of two long straight sections connecting a loop of radius r. The gap in the loop where the straight sections are connected subtends an angle of theta=60d, as shown in this figure (http://imgur.com/tseDHL6). Determine the magnetic field B at the point P in the centre of the loop, if a current I is flowing through the circuit.

See the diagram here - http://imgur.com/tseDHL6

2. Biot-Savart Law

3. The attempt at a solution - http://imgur.com/QFrlSn7

I have found the equation relating to the full loop but don't know how to do it for the missing segment.

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2. Mar 19, 2014

### BvU

What's wrong with integrating $d l\over r^2$ ?

3. Mar 19, 2014

### maajdl

You need to use the Biot-Savart law:

4. Mar 19, 2014

### BvU

Ma is right, but the next step is to convert to integrating $d l\over r^2$ because there is only one component left over; the others cancel.

5. Mar 19, 2014

### Rellek

$\int rd θ/r^2/$

6. Mar 21, 2014

### rude man

Consider finding the field as though the circular section wasn't there, but the wire was continuous from -infinity to +infinity: B1. Can use ampere's law.

Then, use Biot-Savart to compute the field due to a short section of wire connecting the loose ends of the loop: B2.

Then, use Biot-Savart to compute the field due to the loop: B3.

B = B1 - B2 + B3.