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Homework Help: Magnetic field halfway between two parallel wires.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    two parallel wires 20 cm apart carry currents of 16 A in the same direction.what is the magnetic field halfway between them? why is this so?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 27, 2011 #2


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    What are your thoughts on this?
  4. Dec 27, 2011 #3
    Draw out the fields in a simple diagram and you will see you can take advantage of some symmetries.
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