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## Homework Statement

The problem is shown in the link below:

http://postimage.org/image/do2b7xz0b/

## Homework Equations

Biot-Savart Law's and dF=Idl x B

## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt is really just a mess. I essentially want to break it up into 2 segments. (1) Being the straight horizontal segment from -w to w and (2) the semi-oval segment. For the straight segment, I get dl x B to be ydx*z_hat and when I take the integrals in the equation dF=Idl x B, I get a Force of 2wIy*z_hat and since y=0 all along this point I get a Force of 0 due to the line segment at the origin. As for the oval segment I'm probably only correct as far as y=h-x^2 is what needs to be integrated. Any help would be appreciated!

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