Magnetic Field Inside a Toroid

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Homework Statement



A toroid has a 49.4-cm inner diameter and a 57.4-cm outer diameter. It carries a 23 A current in its 500 coils. Determine the range of values for B inside the toroid.

A) Bmaximum = ?
B) Bminimum = ?

Homework Equations



B = mu0/2pi * NI/r[/B]



The Attempt at a Solution


I tried plugging in the values from the problem but I am not sure where I am going wrong.

B minimum = Mu0 * 500 * 23 / 2 pi * (.494/2)

B maximum = Mu0 * 500 * 23 / 2 pi * (.572/2)

Am I doing something wrong with the radius? Is the B minimum not thre inner r and the maximum the outer r?
 

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Is the B minimum not the inner r and the maximum the outer r?

No it's the other way around.

http://physics.aalto.fi/pub/kurssit/Tfy-3.15xx/Tp_ohjeet/33en.pdf

..the magnetic field strength decreases inversely proportional to the distance from the torus center

If you divide by a smaller number (eg inner radius) you get a larger result (eg maximum B).
 
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Yes.
 

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