This problem involves the magnetic field around a straight current-carrying conductor.

Magnetic field around a wire carrying current:

$\overline{){\mathbf{B}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{\mu}}_{\mathbf{0}}\mathbf{i}}{\mathbf{2}\mathbf{\pi}\mathbf{r}}}$

Part A

Point M is located a distance 2d from the midpoint between the two wires. Find the magnitude of the magnetic field B_{1M} created at point M by wire 1.

Express your answer in terms of I, d, and appropriate constants.

Part B

Find the magnitude of the *net* magnetic field B_{M} created at point M by both wires.

Express your answer in terms of I, d, and appropriate constants.

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