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Homework Help: Magnetic Vector Potential

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    There is a disc with radius R which has a uniformly-distributed total charge Q, rotating with a constant angular velocity w.

    (a) in a coordinate system arranged so that the disc lies in the xy plane with its center at the origin, and so that the angular momentum point in the positive z direction, the local current density can be written J(x,y,z) = K(x,y) d(z). determine the surface current K(x,y) in terms of Q, w, and R.

    (b) using the law of Biot and Savart, determine the magnetic field at point r=sk, k is the vector direction. find the same for r=-sk.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #2
    i might add that we can use cylindrical coordinates, expressing this as K(r,phi) where r=sqrt(x square + y square) and phi = tan inverse (y/x). this is for part (a).
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