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1 C H A P T E R 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion CONCEPTS 8.1 Source of the magnetic field 8. Current loops and spin magnetism 8.3 Magnetic moment and torque 8.4 Ampèrian paths QUANTTATVE TOOLS 8.5 Ampère's law 8.6 Solenoids and toroids 8.7 Magnetic fields due to currents 8.8 Magnetic field of a moving charged particle 010 by Eric Mazur Text in progress for Addison Wesley, nc. A Division of Pearson Education San Francisco, CA All rights reserved. No part of this chapter may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the author or from Pearson. Sample uncorrected material. Not for resale or distribution.

2 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Concepts n this chapter we investigate further the relationship between the motion of charged particles and the occurrence of magnetic fields. As we shall see, all magnetism is due to charged particles in motion whether moving along a straight line or spinning about an axis. t takes a moving or spinning charged particle to create a magnetic field, and it a takes another moving or spinning charged particle to feel that magnetic field. We shall also discuss various methods for creating magnetic fields, which have wide-ranging applications in electromechanical machines and instruments. 8.1 Sources of magnetic fields As we saw in Chapter 7, magnetic interactions take place between magnets, current-carrying wires, and moving charged particles. Figure 8.1 summarizes the interactions we have encountered so far. Figures 8.1a c show the interactions between magnets and current-carrying wires. The sideways interaction between a magnet and a current-carrying wire(figure 8.1b) is unlike any other interaction we have encountered. The forces between the wire and the magnet are not central they do not point directly from one object to the other. As we saw in Section 7.7, the magnetic force acting on a current-carrying wire is the sum of the magnetic forces exerted on many individual moving charge carriers. Similarly the magnetic field due to a current-carrying wire is the sum of the magnetic fields of many individual moving charge carriers. Figures 8.1d and 8.1e illustrate the magnetic interactions of moving charged particles. Note that for two charged particles moving parallel to each other (Figure 8.1e), there is, in addition to an attractive magnetic force, a (much larger) repulsive electric force. t is important to note that the magnetic interaction depends on the state of motion of the charged particles. No magnetic interaction occurs between a bar magnet and a stationary charged particle (Figure 8.1f ) or between two stationary charged particles (Figure 8.1g). These observations suggest that the motion of charged particles might be the origin of all magnetism. There are two problems with this assumption, however. First, the magnetic field of a wire carrying a constant current looks very different from that of a bar magnet (Compare Figures 7.13 and 7.19). Second, there is no obvious motion of charged particles in a piece of magnetic material. Figure 8.a shows the magnetic field line pattern 1 1 F F 1 1 F F 1 1 S N S N S N F bw F wb (c) S N v v F F F E 1 F E q F + bq + + q 1 q v Figure 8.1 Magnetic interactions between two bar magnets 1 and, a bar magnet (m) and a current-carrying wire (w), (c) two currentcarrying wires 1 and, (d) a bar magnet (m) and a moving positively charged particle (q), (e) two positively charged particles 1 and moving parallel to each other. ( f ) There is no magnetic interaction between a bar magnet and a stationary charged particle.(g) Two stationary charged particles 1 and interact only electrostatically. S F qb N (d) q F E 1 q 1 q F E (e) (f) (g)

3 8. Current loops 3 line of motion P 4 v + P P 3 P 1 Figure 8. Magnetic field patterns of a wire carrying a constant current and a moving charged particle. P 5 Figure 8.3 What forces do two crossed current-carrying wires oriented at right angles to each other exert on each other? (Checkpoint 8.1c). of a straight wire carrying a constant current. The lines form circles centered on the wire, circles that reflect the cylindrical symmetry of the wire (Section 4.4). The horizontal distance between adjacent circles is smaller near the wire, where the magnitude of the field is larger. A single moving charged particle does not have cylindrical symmetry because, unlike an infinitely long straight wire, moving the particle up or down along its line of motion changes the physical situation. ecause of the circular symmetry of the situation, the field still forms circles around the line of motion, but the magnitude of the field at a fixed distance from the particle s line of motion decreases if one moves away from the particle (Figure 8.b). t is not at all obvious how the field pattern shown in Figure 8.b could give rise to the magnetic field of a bar magnet there are certainly no poles in the magnetic field of the moving charged particle. 8. Current loops and spin magnetism The circular pattern of magnetic field lines around a wire carrying a constant current suggests a method for generating a strong magnetic field: if a wire carrying a constant current is bent into a loop as shown in Figure 8.4, all the magnetic field lines inside the loop point in the same direction, reinforcing one another. * * For now, we ll ignore how to make charge carriers flow through such a loop. n Section 8.7 we ll discuss physical arrangements that accomplish the situation illustrated in Figure Make a sketch showing the directions of the magnetic forces exerted on each other by an electron moving in the same direction as the current through a wire, a moving charged particle and a stationary charged particle, (c) two current- carrying wires at right angle to each other as illustrated in Figure 8.3. (Hint: Determine the force exerted at points P 1 through P 5 ). Figure 8.4 When a wire carrying a constant current is bent into a loop, the magnetic fields from all parts of the loop reinforce one another in the center of the loop.

4 4 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Concepts What does the magnetic field of such a current-carrying loop, called a current loop for short, look like? To answer this question, we treat the current loop as a collection of small segments of a current-carrying wire and determine the direction of the magnetic field at various points around the loop. As we did in Chapter 7, we shall assume all currents to be constant in the re- 1 central axis 1 A A (c) D magnetic field line of segment (d) 1 = 1 (e) (f) Figure 8.5 Mapping the magnetic field of a current loop. The magnetic field contributions from segment 1 and segment at A (c) add up to a vertical field. Magnetic fields at (d) point C at the center of the ring, (e) point D below the ring, and (f) point G to the right of the ring. Note that in all cases the magnetic field of each segment is perpendicular to the line connecting that segment to the point at which we are determining the field. C A magnetic field line of segment 1 1 G mainder of this chapter. We begin by considering the magnetic field due to a small segment of the current loop at a point on the central axis that passes perpendicularly through the face of the loop (point A in Figure 8.5). Segment 1 carries a current that points into the page. The magnetic field lines of this segment are concentric circles centered on the segment. Using the right-hand current rule, we find that the magnetic field curls clockwise in the plane of the drawing, and so the magnetic field due to segment 1 at A points up and to the right. Figure 8.5b shows a magnetic field line through A due to segment. ecause the current through segment points out of the page, this field line curls counterclockwise, and so the magnetic field due to segment at A points up and to the left. Figure 8.5c shows the contributions from segments 1 and together; because their horizontal components cancel, the vector sum of 1 and points vertically up. The same arguments can be applied to any other pair of segments lying on opposite sides of the current loop. Therefore the magnetic field due to the entire current loop points vertically up at A. Now consider point C at the center of the current loop. As illustrated in Figure 8.5d, the magnetic fields due to segments 1 and point straight up there, too. The same is true for all other segments, and so the field at point C also points straight up. We can repeat the procedure for point D below the current loop, and as shown in Figure 8.5e, the magnetic field there also points up. To find the direction of the magnetic field at a point outside the current loop, consider point G in Figure 8.5f. Using the right-hand current rule, you can verify that the field due to segment 1 points vertically down and the field due to segment points vertically up. ecause G is closer to 1 than it is to, the magnetic field due to 1 is stronger, and so the sum of the two fields points down. 8. What is the direction of the magnetic field at a point vertically above and below segment 1 in Figure 8.5? The complete magnetic field pattern of the current loop, obtained by determining the magnetic field for many more points, is shown in Figure 8.6a. Close to the wire, the field lines are circular, but as you move farther away from the wire, the circles get squashed inside the loop and stretched outside due to the contributions of other parts of the loop to the magnetic field.

5 8.3 Magnetic moment and torque 5 (c) Figure 8.6 Magnetic field patterns due to a current loop, a bar magnet, and (c) an infinitesimally small magnetic dipole. As you may have noticed, the field line pattern of a current loop resembles that of a bar magnet (Figure 8.6b). ndeed, if you shrink the size of both the current loop and the bar magnet, their magnetic field patterns become identical (Figure 8.6c). The magnetic field pattern in Figure 8.6c is that of an infinitesimally small magnetic dipole. Given that a current loop produces a magnetic field similar to that of a bar magnet, is the magnetic field of a bar magnet then perhaps due to tiny current loops inside the magnet? More precisely, are elementary magnets (Section 7.1) simply tiny current loops? The connection between current loops and elementary magnets becomes clearer once we realize that a current loop is nothing but an amount of charge that revolves around an axis. Consider, for example, a positively charged ring spinning around a vertical axis through its center (Figure 8.7). The spinning charged N S particles cause a current moving in a circle exactly like the current through the circular loop in Figure 8.5. f we let the radius of the ring approach zero, the ring becomes a spinning charged particle, and its magnetic field pattern approaches that of the magnetic dipole illustrated in Figure 8.6c. This surprising result tells us that A spinning charged particle has a magnetic field identical to that of an infinitesimally small magnetic dipole. Experiments show that most elementary particles, such as electrons and protons, possess an intrinsic angular momentum as if they permanently spin around and such spinning motion indeed would produce a magnetic field of the form shown in Figure 8.6c. The combined intrinsic angular momentum of these elementary particles inside atoms, then, causes certain atoms to have a magnetic field, causing them to be the elementary magnets we discussed earlier. The reason we cannot separate north and south magnetic poles is therefore a direct consequence of the fact that the magnetic field of a particle with intrinsic angular momentum is that of an infinitesimally small magnetic dipole. 8.3 Suppose a negatively charged ring is placed directly above the positively charged ring in Figure 8.7. f both rings spin in the same direction, is the magnetic interaction between them attractive or repulsive? 8.3 Magnetic moment and torque To specify the orientation of a magnetic dipole we introduce the magnetic dipole moment. This vector, represented by the Greek letter (mu), is defined to m N m S spin Figure 8.7 The magnetic field of a charged spinning ring is identical to that of a current loop. Figure 8.8 The magnetic dipole moment points along the Comment central from rene perpendicular (1/5/010): n reading axis Summ8 of a current pgh about loop magnetic and dipole moment along def, applied r/h/r to prin fig 8.8a. However, even tho saw label "electric current" in that the long axis of a bar magnet. n both cases, the direction of fig, did NOT notice thick black current arrow. nstead, assumed label "el current" went with all the is thinner the same black curved as the lines direction because label of is superimposed the magnetic on a few field. of these lines. Of course, soon saw my mistake &, probably more to the point, stu reading Sec 8.3 won't be coming to it totally, totally cold the way am, not having working on the book in weeks, but still..... wd be good to have more labels. Also, have you and Margot considered different colors for lines and lines? sn't that pretty standard in books these days: black for current

6 6 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Concepts Right-hand current rule Right-hand force rule (c) Right-hand dipole rule 1 point right hand thumb in direction of current 1 point fingers of right hand in direction of current 3 right hand thumb points in direction of magnetic force right hand thumb points in direction of magnetic dipole moment current curl of fingers gives direction of curl fingers from current to 1 curl fingers in direction of current F w Figure 8.9 Right-hand rules in magnetism. point, like a compass needle, along the direction of the magnetic field through the center of the dipole (Figure 8.8). For a bar magnet the magnetic dipole moment points from the south pole to the north pole. To find the direction of for a current loop, you can use a right-hand rule: when you curl the fingers of your right hand along the direction of the current, your thumb points in the direction of. We now have three right-hand rules in magnetism, illustrated in Figure 8.9 and summarized in Table 8.1 together with the right-hand vector product rule. What helps distinguish these right-hand rules from one another is looking at which quantity curls: for a currentcarrying wire, it is the magnetic field that curls, whereas for a current loop, it is the current that curls. The only additional thing you need to remember is that in the case of the magnetic force exerted on a currentcarrying wire, the fingers are associated with the curl TALE 8.1 Right-hand rules Right-hand thumb fingers rule points along curl vector product C A from A to current rule current along -field force rule magnetic force from current to -field dipole rule (parallel to ) along current loop from the direction of the current to the direction of the magnetic field. Note, also, that each rule can be used in the reverse direction indicated in Figure 8.9. The right-hand current rule, for example, can be used to find the direction of the current, given the direction in which the magnetic fields lines curl. 8.4 Does the direction of the electric field along the axis inside an electric dipole coincide with the direction of the electric dipole moment? F Figure 8.10 Magnetic forces exerted on a current loop with its magnetic dipole moment oriented perpendicular to an external magnetic field. F need to add anno to indicate direction of rotation m

7 8.3 Magnetic moment and torque 7 What happens when a current loop is placed in a magnetic field? To find out, consider a square current loop of wire placed in a uniform magnetic field with its magnetic dipole moment perpendicular to the magnetic field (Figure 8.10). The current loop experiences magnetic forces on the top and bottom sides but not on the vertical sides because they are parallel to the direction of the magnetic field (Section 8.3). Using the right-hand force rule of Figure 8.9b, we see that the magnetic forces exerted on the top and bottom sides cause a torque that tends to rotate the loop as indicated in Figure When the current loop is oriented with its magnetic dipole moment parallel to the magnetic field, all four sides experience a magnetic force (Figure 8.11), However, because all the four forces lie in the plane of the loop, none of them causes any torque. ecause the magnitudes of the four forces are the same, their vector sum is zero and the loop is not accelerated sideways. N S Figure 8.1 Example 8.1. rotate such that the magnetic dipole moment of the loop becomes aligned with the magnetic field. This alignment is completely analogous to the alignment of the electric dipole moment in the direction of an external electric field, which we studied in Section 3.8 (see Figure 3.3). 8.5 As the current loop in Figure 8.10 rotates over the first 90, do the magnitudes of the magnetic forces exerted on the horizontal sides and the torque caused by these forces increase, decrease, or stay the same? (c) As the loop rotates, do the two vertical sides experience any force, and, if so, do these forces cause any torque? (d) What happens to the torque as the loop rotates beyond 90? Summarizing the results of Checkpoint 8.5, A current loop placed in a magnetic field tends to F F m Figure 8.11 Magnetic forces exerted on a square current loop with its magnetic dipole moment oriented parallel to an external magnetic field. F F 8.6 Suppose the square current loop in Figure 8.10 is replaced by a circular loop with a diameter equal to the width of the square loop and with the same current. Does the circular loop experience a torque? f not, why not? f so, how does this torque compare with that on the square loop? Example 8.1: Current loop torque When placed between the poles of a horseshoe magnet as shown in Figure 8.1, does a rectangular current loop experience a torque? f so, in which direction does the loop rotate? 1 Getting started: know that a current loop placed in a magnetic field tends to rotate such that the magnetic dipole moment of the loop becomes aligned with the magnetic field. f it tends to rotate, then the loop experiences a torque. Devise plan: The simplest way to answer this question is to look at the directions of the magnetic field and the magnetic dipole moment u. y definition, the magnetic field between the poles of the magnet points from the north pole to the south pole. To determine the direction of u, can use the right-hand di- pole rule.

8 8 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Concepts 3 Execute plan: begin by sketching the loop and indicating the direction of the magnetic field (Figure 8.13a). To find the direction of, curl the fingers of my right hand along the direction of the current through the loop. My thumb shows that points straight up. The current loop rotates in such a way as to align with. The loop therefore experiences a torque which rotates the loop in the direction shown by the curved arrow in my sketch (Figure 8.13a). 4 Evaluate result: can verify my answer by determining the force exerted by the magnetic field on each side of the loop and see if these forces cause a torque. The front and rear sides experience no force because the current through them is either parallel or antiparallel to. To find the direction of the force exerted on the left side of the loop, point my right-hand fin- Electric motors gers along the direction of the current through that side and curl them toward the direction of the magnetic field. My upward-pointing thumb indicates that the current N S Figure 8.13 curl from current to F N S pencil sketch for loops and vectors, but keep rendered hands F curl from current to The torque caused by the forces exerted on a current loop in a magnetic field is the basic operating mechanism of an electric motor. A problem with the arrangement shown in Figure 8.1, however, is that once the magnetic dipole moment is aligned with the magnetic field, the torque disappears. Also if the current loop overshoots this equilibrium position, the torque reverses direction (Checkpoint 8.5d). The most common way to overcome this problem is with a commutator an arrangement of two curved plates that reverses the current through the current loop each half turn. The result is that the current loop keeps rotating. The basic operation is illustrated in Figure Each half of the commutator is connected to one terminal of a battery and is in contact with one end of the current loop. n the position illustrated in Figure 8.14a, the blue end is in contact with the positive commutator (that is, the half of the commutator connected to the positive battery terminal). Consequently, the current direction is counterclockwise through the current loop, and the magnetic dipole moment points up and to the left. The vertical magnetic field therefore causes a torque that turns the loop clockwise to align with. Once the loop has rotated to the position shown in Figure 8.14b, is aligned with but the contact between the ends of the current loop and the commutator is broken which means there is no current in the loop. The loop overshoots this equilibrium position, but as soon as it does so, the current direction reverses because now the red end of the loop is in contact with the positive commutator (Figure 8.14c). The current direction is now clockwise, and so is reversed. Consequently, the current loop continues to rotate clockwise, as illustrated in Figures 8.15c e. After half a revolution, we reach the initial situation again and the sequence repeats. + no current = 0 + commutator (c) (d) (e) Figure 8.14 Operating principle of an electric motor. At instant, the current direction through the current loop is reversed

9 8.4 Ampèrian path 9 force exerted on the left side is upward. Applying the right-hand force rule to the right side of the loop tells me that the magnetic force exerted on that side is directed downward (Figure 8.13b). The magnetic forces exerted on the left and right sides thus cause a torque that makes the current loop rotate in the same direction determined earlier. The alignment of the magnetic dipole moment of current loops in magnetic fields is responsible for the operation of any device involving an electric motor (see box on p. ). 8.7 Describe the motion of the current loop in Figure 8.1 if the magnitude of the magnetic field between the poles of the magnet is larger on the left than it is on the right. 8.4 Ampèrian paths n electrostatics, Gauss law provides a powerful tool for determining the electric field of a charge distribution: the electric flux through a closed surface is determined by the amount of charge enclosed by that surface (Section 4.3). The basic reason for Gauss law is illustrated in Figure 8.15a: electric field lines originate or terminate on charged particles, and the number of field line piercings through a closed surface is proportional to the amount of charge enclosed by that surface. As you saw in Checkpoint 7.6, however, Gauss law for magnetism is not as helpful for determining magnetic fields. The reason is illustrated in Figure 8.15b: magnetic field lines form loops and so if they exit a closed surface, they must reenter it at some other point. Consequently, the magnetic flux through a closed surface is always zero, regardless of whether or not the surface encloses any magnets or current-carrying wires. n mathematical language, the surface integral of the magnetic field over a closed surface is Surface integral of electric field (Gauss s Law) Surface integral of magnetic field (Gauss s Law for magnetism) E E da = q enc da = 0 o q closed surface closed surface (c) Line integral of electric field (d) Line integral of magnetic field closed path 1 closed path E dl = 0 closed path 1 closed path dl 0 E q Figure 8.15 Surface and line integrals of electric and magnetic fields

11 8.4 Ampèrian path 11 We can make the deviations from a circular path progressively more complicated, but as illustrated in Figure 8.17, any path can always be broken down into small segments which are either radial or circular and concentric with the wire. The radial segments never contribute to the line integral because the magnetic field is always perpendicular to them, while the circular segments always add up to a single complete revolution. So, in conclusion, The value of the line integral of the magnetic field along a closed path encircling a current-carrying wire is independent of the shape of the path. 8.9 What happens to the value of the line integral along the closed path in Figure 8.17a when the direction of the current through the wire is reversed; a second wire carrying an identical current is added parallel to and to the right of the first one (but still inside the path); (c) the current through the second wire is reversed? Next let s examine the line integral along a closed path near a current-carrying wire lying outside the path. One such path is shown in Figure 8.18 as two arcs joined by two radial segments. As before, the radial segments do not contribute to the line integral. The magnitudes of the line integrals along arcs 1 and are equal, but because the direction of arc is opposite the direction of the magnetic field, the line integral along that arc is negative. Consequently, the line integral along the entire path adds up to zero. We can again extend this statement to a path of a different form, but as long as the path does not encircle the current-carrying wire, the line integral is zero. The line integral of the magnetic field along a closed path that does not encircle any currentcarrying wire is zero. arc 1 Putting the above results together, we see that the line integral of the magnetic field along a closed path tells us something about the amount of current encircled by the path: The line integral of the magnetic field along a closed path is proportional to the current encircled by the path. We shall put this statement in a more quantitative form in Section 8.5. As we shall see there, this law, called Ampère s law, plays a role analogous to Gauss law: given the amount of current encircled by a closed path, called an Ampèrian path, we can readily determine the magnetic field due to the current, provided the current distribution exhibits certain simple symmetries. ecause the line integral along a closed path depends on the direction of integration, we must always choose a direction along the loop when specifying an Ampèrian path. Exercise 8. illustrates the importance of the direction of the Ampèrian path Suppose the path in Figure 8.17 were tilted instead of being in a plane perpendicular to the current-carrying wire. Would this tilt change the value of the line integral of the magnetic field around the path? Exercise 8.: Crossed wires Consider the Ampèrian path going through the collection of current-carrying wires in Figure f the magnitude of the current is the same in all the wires, is the line integral of the magnetic field along the Ampèrian path positive, negative, or zero? Ampèrian path R 1 R arc 1 Figure 8.18 A noncircular closed path not encircling a current-carrying wire. Figure 8.19 Exercise 8..

12 1 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Concepts Solution: For each wire, must determine whether or not the loop encircles the wire and, if it does, whether the component of that wire s magnetic field tangent to the loop points in the same direction as the loop. see that, wires 1 and 3 go through the loop but the other three wires lie either on top of the loop or beneath it. The direction of current through wire 1 is forward out of the plane of the page, and so the magnetic field lines around this wire curl counterclockwise opposite the direction of the Ampèrian path giving a negative contribution to the line integral. The direction of current through wire 3, is down into the plane of the page, and so it yields a positive contribution to the line integral. ecause the two currents are equal in magnitude, the contributions to the line integral add up to zero How do the following changes affect the answer to Exercise 8.: reversing the current through wire 1, reversing the current through wire, (c) reversing the direction of the Ampèrian path?

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14 S ELF-QUZ 1. Determine the direction of the magnetic force exerted at the center of the wire or on the particles in Figure 8.0. [(H1F)] N +e S N S v +e +e +e e Figure 8.0 (c) (d). Determine the direction of the magnetic field at P due to the current loop in Figure 8.1a and segments A and C of the current loop in Figure 8.1b: A P C P (c) (d) (e) Figure Determine in which direction the current loop rotates in Figure 8.1c and in Figure 8.1d. 4. Determine the current encircled by the five Ampèrian paths in Figure 8.1e: Rank the loops according to the magnitude of the line integral of the magnetic field along each loop, greatest first ANSWERS: 1. No magnetic force exerted by the magnet on the wire because the magnetic field at the location of the wire and the current are antiparallel. The magnetic force acting on the particle is upward. To see this, consider the moving positively charged particle to be current in the direction of the velocity of the particle and then use the right-hand force rule, which makes your thumb point upward. (c) The magnetic dipole moments of the two spinning particles both point up and so the particles attract each other, just like two bar magnets oriented the way the spinning particles are (Figure 8.a). (d) The magnetic dipole moment of the negative particle points down, that of the positive particle points up, and so the two particles repel each other. The bar magnet comparable orientation is shown in Figure 8.b. Figure 8.. The right-hand dipole rule tells you that the magnetic dipole of the loop and the magnetic field produced by the loop points to the right at P. Segments A and both contribute a magnetic field that points out of the page at P and so the magnetic field due to both segments also points out of the page at P. 3. for the current loop points to the right and so the current loop rotates counter-clockwise about an axis perpendicular to the page and through the center of the loop. for the current loop points out of the page, and so the loop rotates about an axis aligned with the vertical sides of the loop. The right side of the loop moves up out of the page, and the left side moves down into the page. 4. Loop 1 encircles two currents in the same direction as the magnetic field: +. Loop encircles the same two currents in the opposite direction:. Loop 3 encircles in the direction opposite the magnetic field direction:. Loop 4 encircles all three currents, which add up to zero. Loop 5 encircles in the direction opposite the magnetic field direction and in the same direction as the magnetic field: +. Each line integral is proportional to the current enclosed, making the ranking 1 = = 3, 5, 4. N S N S μ μ N S S N μ μ

15 8.5 Ampère s law Ampère s law n the preceding section, we saw that the line integral of the magnetic field around a closed path, called an Ampèrian path, is proportional to the current encircled by the path,. This can be expressed mathematically as enc O. dl o enc (constant currents), (8.1) where dl is an infinitesimal segment of the path and the proportionality constant o is called the permeability constant. To define the ampere (Section 7.5), its value is set to be exactly o T. m A. Equation 8.1 is called Ampère s law, after the French physicist André Marie Ampère ( ). Let us illustrate how Eq. 8.1 is used by applying it to the closed path in Figure 8.3. From the figure we see that the path encircles wires 1 and but not 3, which lies behind the path. To calculate the right side of Eq. 8.1, we must assign an algebraic sign to the contributions of currents 1 and to enc. As we saw in Section 8.4, we can do so using the right-hand current rule. Putting the thumb of our right hand in the direction of 1, we see that the magnetic field of 1 curls in the same direction as the direction of the integration path (the Ampèrian path) indicated in the diagram. Applying the same rule to, tells us that the magnetic field of this current curls in the opposite direction. Thus 1 yields a positive contribution and yields a negative contribution to the line integral. The right side of Eq. 8.1 thus becomes o ( 1 ). To calculate the line integral on the left side of Eq. 8.1, we first divide the closed path into infinitesimally small segments dl, one of which is shown in Figure 8.3. The segments are directed tangentially along the loop in the direction of integration. For each segment dl, we take the scalar product of dl with the magnetic field at the location of that segment,. dl, and then we add up the scalar products for all segments of the closed path. n the limit that the segment lengths approach zero, this summation becomes the line integral on the left in Eq n the situation illustrated in Figure 8.3, we cannot easily carry out this integration because of the irregular shape of the path. Just like Gauss law in electrostatics, however, Ampère s law allows us to easily determine the magnetic field for highly symmetric current configurations. The general procedure is outlined in the procedure box on page. The next two examples illustrate how this procedure can be applied to simplify calculating the line integral in Ampère s law. θ 1 dl 1 Figure 8.3 A closed path encircling two of three straight current-carrying wires. 3 3 Example 8.3: Magnetic field generated by a long straight current-carrying wire A long straight wire carries a current of magnitude. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field a distance d from the wire? 1 Getting started: begin by making a sketch of the wire. know that the magnetic field is circular, so draw one circular field line around the wire. Using the right-hand current rule, determine the direction in which the magnetic field points along the circle and indicate that with an arrowhead in my drawing (Figure 8.4).

16 16 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Quantitative Tools PROCEDURE: Calculating the magnetic field using Ampère s law For magnetic fields with straight or circular field lines, Ampère s law allows you to calculate the magnitude of the magnetic field without having to carry out any integrations. 1. Sketch the current distribution and the magnetic field by drawing one or more field lines using the right-hand current rule. A two-dimensional drawing should suffice.. f the field lines form circles, the Ampèrian path should be a circle. f the field lines are straight, it should be rectangular. 3. Position the Ampèrian path in your drawing such that the magnetic field is either perpendicular or tangent to the loop and constant in magnitude. Choose the direction of the Ampèrian path such that it coincides with the direction of the magnetic field. f the current distribution divides space into distinct regions, draw an Ampèrian path in each region where you wish to calculate the magnetic field. 4. Use the right-hand current rule to determine the direction of the magnetic field of each current encircled by the loop. f this magnetic field and the Ampèrian path have the same direction, the contribution of the current to enc is positive. f they have opposite directions, the contribution is negative. 5. For each Ampèrian path calculate the line integral of the magnetic field along the loop. Express your result in terms of the unknown magnitude of the magnetic field along the Ampèrian path. 6. Use Ampère s law (Eq. 8.1) to relate enc and the line integral of the magnetic field and solve for. (f your calculation yields a negative value for, then the magnetic field points in the opposite direction you assumed in step 1.) You can use the same general approach to determine the current given the magnetic field of a current distribution. Follow the same procedure, but in Steps 4 6, express enc in terms of the unknown current and solve for. Devise plan: To determine the magnitude of the magnetic field, can use Ampère s law (Eq. 8.1). f let the field line in my sketch be the Ampèrian path, the magnetic field is constant in magnitude and tangential all along the circular loop, simplifying the integral on the left in Eq The direction of the Ampèrian path is the same as that of the magnetic field; denote the radius of the circular loop by d (Figure 8.4). 3 Execute plan: With my choice of Ampèrian path, dl and are always pointing in the same direction, and so. dl dl. ecause the magnitude of the magnetic field is the same all around the loop, can write for the left side of Eq. 8.1 Figure 8.4 d dl O. dl O dl Odl. The line integral on the right is the sum of the lengths of all segments dl around the Ampèrian path; that is to say, it is equal to the circumference of the circle. Therefore have O. dl Odl ( d). ecause the Ampèrian path encircles the current in the same direction as the magnetic field generated by the current, the right side of Eq. 8.1 yields

17 8.5 Ampère s law 17 o enc o, substituting the right sides of this equation and the preceding one into Eq. 8.1, get ( d) o or o d. 4 Evaluate result: My result shows that the magnitude of the magnetic field is proportional to, as would expect (doubling the current should double the magnetic field), and inversely proportional to the perpendicular distance d from the wire. know from Chapter 4 that the electric field is also inversely proportional to d in cases exhibiting cylindrical symmetry, so my result makes sense. 8.1 Suppose the wire in Example 8.3 has a radius R and the current is uniformly distributed throughout the volume of the wire. Follow the procedure of Example 8.3 to calculate the magnitude of the magnetic field inside (r < R) and outside (r > R) the wire. Example 8.4 Magnetic field generated by a large current-carrying sheet K d P A large flat metal sheet carries a current. The magnitude of the current per unit of width is K. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field a distance d above the sheet? sheet length P sheet width 1 Getting started: begin by drawing the sheet and indicating a point P a distance d above the sheet where am to determine the magnetic field (Figure 8.5a). draw a lengthwise arrow to show the current through the sheet. f the magnitude of the current per unit of width is K, know that a strip of width w of the sheet carries a current of magnitude Kw. d Devise plan: ll solve this problem using Ampère s law (Eq. 8.1). first need to determine the direction of the magnetic field on either side of the sheet. To this end, first divide the sheet into thin parallel strips the length of which run in the direction of the current. then treat each strip as a current-carrying wire Figure 8.5b is a cross-sectional view of the sheet after have divided it into strips. The perspective here is looking into the sheet in the direction opposite the direction of the current. Using the right-hand current rule, find that the strip right underneath point P contributes a magnetic field at P that points parallel to the sheet and to the left. Next look at the contributions from the two strips labeled 1 and in Figure 8.5c, equidistant on either side of P. The two large gray circles show the magnetic field lines from these two strips that go through P. ecause the magnitudes of the contributions from the two strips are equal, the vector sum of their contributions to the magnetic field also points parallel to the sheet and to the left.the same argument can be applied to any other pair of strips that are equidistant on either side of P. Thus, at P the magnetic field due to the entire sheet must be parallel to the sheet and to the left. As similar reasoning shows that the magnetic field below is also parallel to the sheet and points to the right. C d D 1 tot Figure 8.5 P d 1 (c) Ampèrian path dl A (d) l G

18 18 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Quantitative Tools To exploit what know about the magnetic field, choose the rectangular loop ADG in Figure 8.5d as my Ampèrian path. let the direction of the loop be the same as that of the magnetic field, as shown in Figure 8.5d. The width of this loop is w and its height is d. 3 Execute plan: can write the line integral around the loop as the sum of four line integrals, one over each side of the loop: O. dl C. dl D. dl G. dl A. dl. A C Along the two vertical sides CD and GA the magnetic field is perpendicular to the path and so. dl is zero; along each of the two horizontal sides dl and point in the same direction, and so. dl dl. Symmetry requires that the magnitude of the magnetic field a distance d below the sheet be the same as the magnitude a distance d above it (because flipping the sheet upside down should not alter the physical situation). Therefore can take this magnitude out of the integral: O. dl C dl G A D These two line integrals dl, yield the lengths of the two horizontal sides and so the left side of Ampère s law (Eg. 8.1) becomes D G dl C dl G A D dl. O. dl (w) w. (1) To calculate the right side of Ampère s law, must first determine the amount of current encircled by the Ampèrian path. f the magnitude of the current per unit of width through the sheet is K, the magnitude of the current through the closed path of width w is Kw. The right side of Eq. 8.1 thus becomes K o enc o Kw. () K Substituting the right sides of Eqs. 1 and into Ampère s law, get or 1 o K. w o Kw K K Figure 8.6 A Magnetic capacitor (Checkpoint 8.13). 4 Evaluate result: ecause the sheet has planar symmetry (Section 4.4), expect that, in analogy to the electric field of a flat charged sheet, the magnetic field on either side of the sheet is uniform. That is, the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field do not depend on distance from the sheet. ndeed, my result does not depend on the distance d to the sheet. t also makes sense that the magnitude of the magnetic field is proportional to the current per unit width K through the sheet.

19 8.6 Solenoids What are the direction and magnitude of the magnetic field between the parallel current-carrying sheets of Figure 8.6a. What is the direction of outside these sheets? Repeat for the sheets of Figure 8.6b. windings 8.6 Solenoids and toroids A solenoid is a long, tightly wound helical coil of wire (Figure 8.7a). n general, the diameter of the coil is much smaller than the length of the coil. When a current enters a solenoid at one end and exits at the other end, the solenoid generates a strong magnetic field. f a magnetic core is placed in the solenoid, the solenoid exerts a strong magnetic force on the core, turning electrical energy into motion. Solenoids are therefore often used in electrical valves and actuators. ecause solenoids are generally very tightly wound, we can treat the windings of a solenoid as a stack of closely spaced current loops (Figure 8.7b). Figure 8.8a shows that the magnetic field inside a long solenoid must be directed along the axis of the solenoid. Consider, for example, point P inside the solenoid. The figure shows the field lines of two of the loops, one on either side of P and equidistant from that point. The magnetic field contributions of the two loops give rise to a magnetic field that points along the axis of the solenoid. The same argument can be applied to any other pair of loops and to any other point inside the solenoid. Therefore the magnetic field everywhere inside a long solenoid must be directed parallel to the solenoid axis. ecause magnetic field lines form loops, all the lines that go through the solenoid must loop back from one end of the solenoid to the other. ecause there is much more space available outside the solenoid, the density of the field lines as they loop back is much smaller than the field line density inside the solenoid. The longer the solenoid, the lower the field line density in the immediate vicinity outside the solenoid. n the limit of an infinitely long solenoid, we can expect the magnetic field outside the solenoid to approach zero. We can now use Ampère s law to determine the magnitude of the magnetic field when a current of magnitude flows through the solenoid. Exploiting what we know about the direction of the magnetic field, we choose the rectangular path ACDG in Figure 8.8b as the Ampèrian path. Along AC, the magnetic field is parallel to the path, and so. dl dl. Along CD and GA, the magnetic field is perpendicular to the path, which means that these segments do not contribute:. dl 0. ecause the magnetic field is zero outside the solenoid, the segment DG also does not contribute. The line integral on the left side of Ampère s law (Eq. 8.1) thus becomes axis current loops Figure 8.7 A solenoid is a tightly wound helical coil of wire. A solenoid can be approximated as a stack of many parallel current loops. O. dl C dl. (8.) The cylindrical symmetry of the solenoid requires the magnitude of the magnetic field to be constant along AC, and so we can pull out of the integral: O. dl C A A dl C A dl l, (8.3)

20 0 CHAPTER 8 Magnetic fields of charged particles in motion Quantitative Tools tot 1 P where l is the length of side AC. What is the current encircled by the Ampèrian path? Each winding carries a current of magnitude, but the loop encircles more than one winding. f there are n windings per unit length, then nl windings are encircled by the Ampèrian path, and the encircled current is times the number of windings: field line of loop 1 1 field line of loop 1 enc nl. (8.4) Substituting Eqs. 8.3 and 8.4 into Ampère s law (Eq. 8.1), we find l o nl, (8.5) C D into page dl out of page Ampèrian path l A G Figure 8.8 Cross section of a solenoid showing the contributions of two loops to the the magnetic hanging field l should at a point really be P inside the solenoid. by a dimension Ampèrian arrow accompanied path ACDG (width of for the calculating loop) the magnetic Annotations field too inside visible; a should solenoid. all be annotation color o n (infinitely long solenoid). (8.6) This result shows that the magnetic field inside the solenoid depends on the current through the windings and on the number of windings per unit length. The field within the solenoid is uniform it does not depend on position inside the solenoid. Although Eq. 8.6 holds for an infinitely long solenoid, the result is pretty accurate even for a solenoid of finite length. For a solenoid that is at least four times as long as it is wide, the magnetic field is very weak outside the solenoid and approximately uniform and equal to the value given in Eq. 8.6 inside. An example of the magnetic field of a finite solenoid is shown in Figure 8.9. Note how the magnetic field pattern resembles that of the magnetic field around a bar magnet. f a solenoid is bent into a circle so that its two ends are connected (Figure 8.30a), we obtain a toroid. The magnetic field lines in the interior of a toroid (that is, the donut-shaped cavity enclosed by the coiled wire) close on themselves, thus they do not need to reconnect outside the toroid, as in the case of a solenoid. The entire magnetic field is contained inside the cavity. Symmetry requires the field lines to form circles inside the cavity; the field lines run in the direction of your right thumb when you curl the fingers of your right hand along the direction of the current through the windings. Figure 8.30b shows a few representative magnetic field lines in a cross section of the toroid where the current goes into the page on the Photograph of magnetic field of finite coil (see cover of Sep 09 Phys Today) Figure 8.9 Magnetic field line pattern in solenoid of finite length. Magnetic field line pattern of a finite solenoid, made visible via iron filings.

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