## Three long, straight electrical cables, running north and south, are tightly enclosed in an insulating sheath. One of the cables carries a 2

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Three long, straight electrical cables, running north and south, are tightly enclosed in an insulating sheath. One of the cables carries a 22.3 A current southward; the other two carry currents of 18.9 A and 8.6 A northward.
Use Ampere’s law to calculate the magnitude of the magnetic field at a distance of 10.0 \rm m from the cables.

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## Answers ( )

The resultant magnetic field is -1.04×10⁻⁷T

Explanation:

Given:

i₁ = current through the first wire = 22.3 A (south)

i₂ = current through the second wire = 18.9 A (north)

i₃ = current through the third wire = 8.6 A (north)

R = distance from the cables = 10 m

The magnetic field through the first wire is equal:

The magnetic field through the second wire is equal:

The magnetic field through the third wire is equal:

The resultant magnetic field is equal: