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Problem: A piece of wire is bent to form a circle with radius r. It has a steady current I flowing through it in a counterclockwise direction as seen from the top (looking in the negative z direction). (Figure 1)Part AWhat is Bz(0), the z component of B⃗  at the center (i.e., x = y = z = 0) of the loop?Express your answer in terms of I, r, and constants like μ0 and π.

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Magnetic field due to the element of current, idl at the center of the loop is expressed as:

dB=μ04π(idl×RR3)

The vector R projects the element to center of the loop.

The magnitude of dB can be written as:

dB=μ04π(idl·R sin90°R3)=μ0idl4πR2

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A piece of wire is bent to form a circle with radius r. It has a steady current I flowing through it in a counterclockwise direction as seen from the top (looking in the negative direction). (Figure 1)

Part A

What is Bz(0), the z component of B⃗  at the center (i.e., = 0) of the loop?

Express your answer in terms of Ir, and constants like μ0 and π.

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