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Homework Help: Archived Need a guideline for proving/deriving magnetic field from current on a sheet

  1. Aug 7, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    From the attached picture, I want to proof that Hx=0.5Ky when z>0 and Hx = -0.5Ky when z<0 (Hx is magnetic field caused by surface current density K)
    I get stuck with integral problem so my questions are...
    1) Can I proof by this Biot-Savart Law?
    2) If so, how to eliminate the unit vector aρ or convert it in to x or y

    2. Relevant equations
    The first equation in the attached picture

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Look at the attached picture, I was trying to solve but got stuck on math

    PS: The problem is at the bottom of the page 192 and 193 of this book:
    PS2: In the picture, rho should be sqrt(x^2+z^2) not sqrt(x^2+y^2), sorry for the mistake

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  3. Mar 18, 2016 #2
    You can use Ampere's law for an easy solution.
  4. Mar 18, 2016 #3


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