- 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
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