(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine the magnetic field strength and direction at a point 'z' on the axis of the centre of a semi-circular current loop of radius R.

2. Relevant equations

Biot Savart Formula

[tex]d\vec{B}=\frac{\mu_{0}Id\vec{r}\times\hat{e}}{4\pi|\vec{R}-\vec{r}|^{2}}[/tex]

e being the unit vector from r to R

3. The attempt at a solution

A much simpler problem is a full current loop, because one component of the magnetic field cancels out. For this problem, you'd have to deal with the half-circle arc and the straight line base separately. I was also wondering whether its easier to calculate the z and x components of B separately as well... One component is straightforward enough... I just really don't understand where to start.

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# Homework Help: Magnetic field generated by current in semicircular loop at a point on axis

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