# Energy stored in a toroid

1. Mar 3, 2006

### Reshma

Calculate the energy stored in a toroidal coil.

The magnetic field in a toroid is give by: $B = \frac{\mu_0 n I}{2\pi r}$

Energy stored is given by:
$$W = {1\over 2\mu_0}\int B^2 d\tau$$

$$W = {1\over 2\mu_0} \frac{\mu_0^2 n^2 I^2}{4\pi^2}\int {1\over r^2}d\tau$$

How do I determine the volume element for a toroid?

2. Mar 3, 2006

### Meir Achuz

The toroid can usually be approximated by a solenoid of length 2\pi R,
with r constant inside the toroid. Then V=(2\pi L)*(\pi a^2), with B constant.