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Homework Help: Finding the diameter in the walls of a pipe (related to current)

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The windings of high-current electromagnets are often made of copper pipe. The current flows in the walls of the pipe, and the cooling water flows in the interior of the pipe. Suppose the copper pipe has an outside diameter of 0.8 cm and inside diameter of 0.5 cm

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I need to find the area between the inside pipe where the cooling water has and the outside wall. To do this, should I simply subtract the area of the 0.8 cm diameter pipe by the area of the 0.5 cm diameter pipe? Or it's something more complicated than that?
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  3. Oct 10, 2012 #2


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    You have the right approach. That will get you the area of the copper part.
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