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- Homework Statement
- Two infinitely long parallel conductors located at a distance of 5 cm from each other carry currents of 1 A and 2 A, respectively, in different directions. What is the direction and magnitude of the magnetic induction vector at a point located at a distance of 3 cm from the first conductor?

- Relevant Equations
- ##\mathbf{B} = \frac{\mu_0 \cdot I}{2\pi \cdot r}##

I can find the magnetic induction vector of the first conductor at a given point using the formula (its 6,667*10^-7 Tl) but I don’t understand what needs to be done with the second conductor. I have come across similar problems in which, however, the distance from the second conductor to the point was given. In those problems, the vector was found using the cosine theorem or other geometric laws. Here I cannot figure out how I should understand at what distance the point is from the second conductor. I guess that I should consider several cases and get several answers for this problem but I don’t quite understand what these cases could be (like building a triangle from 3 points and adding 1 degree to the angle or something like that) Thanks everyone for any help in advance.