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In summary, A semi-infinite wire is a theoretical construct used in physics and engineering to model an infinitely long wire with a finite length. An infinite wire is a theoretical construct used in physics and engineering to model a wire with an infinite length. The main difference between a semi-infinite wire and an infinite wire is the length. Semi-infinite and infinite wires are used in many practical applications, such as modeling electrical circuits, analyzing electromagnetic fields, and designing antennas. However, they are idealizations and do not accurately represent real-world conditions.

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A semi infinite wire would be from some value to +/- infinity.

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A semi-infinite wire is a theoretical construct used in physics and engineering to model an infinitely long wire with a finite length. It is often used in calculations and simulations to simplify complex systems.

An infinite wire is a theoretical construct used in physics and engineering to model a wire with an infinite length. It is often used in calculations and simulations to simplify complex systems.

The main difference between a semi-infinite wire and an infinite wire is the length. A semi-infinite wire has a finite length, while an infinite wire has an infinite length. Additionally, a semi-infinite wire is often used to model a real-world system, while an infinite wire is used to simplify calculations and simulations.

Semi-infinite and infinite wires are used in many practical applications, such as modeling electrical circuits, analyzing electromagnetic fields, and designing antennas. They are also used in theoretical physics to study wave propagation and other phenomena.

While semi-infinite and infinite wires are useful in simplifying complex systems, they are also idealizations and do not accurately represent real-world conditions. Additionally, they may not take into account factors such as resistance, capacitance, and inductance, which can affect the behavior of a real wire.

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