Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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A Long, Straight Wire Carries a Current Along The Z-axis, One Can Find Two Points in The X−Y Plane Such that - Physics

Short Note

A long, straight wire carries a current along the z-axis, One can find two points in the xy plane such that
(a) the magnetic fields are equal
(b) the directions of the magnetic fields are the same
(c) the magnitudes of the magnetic fields are equal
(d) the field at one point is opposite to that at the other point.

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Solution

(b) the directions of the magnetic fields are the same
(c) the magnitudes of the magnetic fields are equal
(d) the field at one point is opposite to that at the other point.
Consider a current carrying wire lying along x axis.
At any two points on z axis which are at equal distance from the wire,one above the wire and one below the wire,the magnitude of magnetic field will be same and their directions will be opposite to each other.
At any two points on z axis which are at different distances from the wire,one above the wire and other also above the wire,the magnitude of magnetic field will be different and their directions will be same to each other.

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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 13 Magnetic Field due to a Current
MCQ | Q 3 | Page 249
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