Biot-Savart law

[bee-oh-suh-vahr, byoh-]
noun Physics.
  1. the law that the magnetic induction near a long, straight conductor, as wire, varies inversely as the distance from the conductor and directly as the intensity of the current in the conductor.

Origin of Biot-Savart law

named after J. B. Biot (see biotite) and Felix Savart (1791–1841), French physician and physicist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018