Problem: A steady current I is flowing through a straight wire of finite length. Now find B2, the magnetic field generated by this wire at a point P located a distance x from either end of the wire. Assume that at P the angle subtended from the end of the wire to the other end is θend as shown in the diagram.

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The magnetic field at point P due to a finite wire carrying current:

B=μ0i4πr(sin ϕ1+sinϕ2)

In this problem:

Φ1 = 0

Φ2 = θend 

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A steady current I is flowing through a straight wire of finite length. 



Now find B2, the magnetic field generated by this wire at a point P located a distance x from either end of the wire. Assume that at P the angle subtended from the end of the wire to the other end is θend as shown in the diagram.

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