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Modeling a solenoid

  1. May 20, 2013 #1
    What would be the best method to model a solenoid? I tried writing a program that calculated the off axis elements of the solenoid but the value came out wrong. Any idea?
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  3. May 21, 2013 #2
    What do you mean by "off axis elements"?
  4. May 21, 2013 #3
    I drew up a quick diagram to show what I mean.


    The on-axis elements (along the Z-axis which is located along the center of the solenoid) can be calculated via some method. Ampere's law possibly? However, what would I have to do to calculate the values which are not along the Z-axis?
  5. May 22, 2013 #4

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