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Homework Help: Derivation for Biot Savart Law

  1. Aug 17, 2009 #1
    how is the Biot Savart law derived?? From where does it come?
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  3. Aug 17, 2009 #2
    Experiment shows that B depends on current,conductor geometry etc and I assume that Biot and Savart started with experimental results from geometries such as straight wires and solenoids and worked backwards to find a general equation that covers all integratable geometries.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2009
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