Magnetic Field Due to a Circular Loop

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"A conductor consists of a circular loop of radius .0584 m and straight long sections. The wire lies in the plane of the paper and carries a current of 9.68 A.

Determine the magnitude of the magnetic field at the center of the loop. Answer in units of T."

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Perhaps im not taking into account the long straight sections, but i believed that they did not affect the mag field at the center of the loop, correct?

Anyway,

using B = (u*I)/(2*pi*r), i got an incorrect answer. is this formula incorrect?
 

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Claude Bile
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The formula you used applies for a straight wire and is thus incorrect.

You need to modify your formula by multiplying by the total length of wire around the loop.

Claude.
 
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Tide
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You might want to recall what you learned about Biot-Savart.
 

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