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## Homework Statement

What is the line integral of B between points i and f in the figure?

## Homework Equations

Ampere's Law: ∫B∙dl = Ienclosed * μ0

note: the integral on the left is a line integral.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I applied Ampere's Law. I know that the contribution of B to the line integral on the straight segments to the left and right of the semicircle is zero since the magnetic field is perpendicular to the surface (line) at these segments. The semicircle, however, has a dl component that is parallel to the B field at all points along the semicircle. Therefore the integral should be B*pi*r (where r = 0.01 meters) and the right side of the equation should be 2A * μ0. I am confused as to whether the problem is asking for the value of the magnetic field, or whether I am supposed to simply give the value of ∫B∙dl.