# Self inductance Griffiths problem

#### stunner5000pt

1. Homework Statement
Griffiths problem 7.23
Copute the self inducatnce of the hairpin loop shown in the figure. (neglect contribution from ends since mosto f the flux comes form the straight section) To get a definite answer , assume the wire has a tiny radius epsilon, and ignore any flux through the wire itself

2. Homework Equations
$$\Phi = LI$$
L = self inductance and I is the current through the loop
induced emf is
$$\epsilon = - L \frac{dI}{dt}$$

3. The Attempt at a Solution
ok the flux due to straight part on top is (and its legnth is l)
$$\Phi = \frac{\mu_{0} Il}{2 \pi} \int_{\epsilon}^{d} \frac{dr}{r} = \frac{\mu_{0} Il}{2 \pi} \ln \frac{d}{\epsilon}$$

due to the bottom wire has the same value
so the total flux is
$$\Phi = \frac{\mu_{0} Il}{\pi} \ln \frac{d}{\epsilon}$$

now the self indutance is then
$$L= \frac{\mu_{0} l}{2 \pi} \ln \frac{d}{\epsilon}$$

is this correct??

Thanks for the help!

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#### esun

Almost. You have a magical 1/2 that shows up in your expression for L that shouldn't be there.