Developed by J. D. McDonnell
|Subject Area||Electricity & Magnetism|
|Level||Beyond the First Year|
|Available Implementations||IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Fortran|
Students who complete these exercises will - be able to describe in pseudo-code how to calculate the magnetic field around a wire loop with the Biot-Savart law (**Exercises 1 and 2**); - be able to use numerical integration to calculate the magnetic field with the Biot-Savart law (**Exercises 1, 2 and 3**); - be able to compare the numerical solution to the analytical solution for special cases (**Exercises 1 and 2**); - be able to describe and assess the magnetic field lines that result from their calculation (**Exercise 3**); - and be able to generalize their code to calculate the magnetic field for a wire of *any* shape (**Extension**).
|Time to Complete||120 min|
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Credits and Licensing
J. D. McDonnell, "Calculating the magnetic field with the Biot-Savart Law," Published in the PICUP Collection, July 2016.
The instructor materials are ©2016 J. D. McDonnell.
The exercises are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license