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Biot–Savart law

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In pheesics, particularly electromagnetism, the Biot–Savart law (/ˈb səˈvɑːr/ or /ˈbj səˈvɑːr/)[1] is an equation describin the magnetic field generatit bi an electric current. It relates the magnetic field tae the magnitude, direction, length, an proximity o the electric current. The law is valid in the magnetostatic approximation, an is consistent wi baith Ampère's circuital law an Gauss's law for magnetism.[2] It is named for Jean-Baptiste Biot an Félix Savart who discovered this relationship in 1820.

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 2 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 26 Januar 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Jackson, John David (1999). Classical Electrodynamics (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley. Chapter 5. ISBN 0-471-30932-X.