# Ampère's law

- the law that a magnetic field induced by an electric current is, at any point, directly proportional to the product of the current intensity and the length of the current conductor, inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the point and the conductor, and perpendicular to the plane joining the point and the conductor.

## Origin of Ampère's law^{}

named after A. M. Ampère

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