Magnetic fields/ force on conductors

  • #1

Homework Statement


calculate a value for B at a distance of 50cm, in ,air, from a long straight cable carrying a current of 1000A.


Homework Equations


F=Bqv=BIl
I=q\t = qv/l
F=LIB


The Attempt at a Solution


i have not been able to calculate an answer as there are constantly two unknowns and i am unable o fine F.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
i believe the answer is 4 x 10 to the -4 telsa
 
  • #3
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You're being asked to find magnetic field and not force due to the magnetic field, right?

The equations you wrote allow you to find the force due to a magnetic field, once you already know what B is. However, right now you're trying to find B due to the current. You need a different equation, that's hopefully in your book that relates B and current I.
 
  • #4
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yeah johnj7 is right. You need the proper equation. Look in your textbook for an equation relating B to a current carrying wire. Check online as well. If you're desperate and have learnt what is known as the Biot-Savart law, you can derive B from there.
 

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