# Solenoid turns

## Homework Statement

Prove that the number of turns per length on a solenoid is equal to 1/(diameter).

A= 2(pi)(R)

## The Attempt at a Solution

number of turns= length/(2pi*radius)
number of coils per length=(length/(2pi*radius))/length
number of coils per length=1/(2pi*radius)

I'm not sure why I have an extra pi. Did I do something wrong?

Thanks for any help.

## Answers and Replies

rl.bhat
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In the problem the diameter is the diameter of the wire, not the diameter of the solenoid.