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Biot-Savart law

[ bee-oh-suh-vahr, byoh- ]
/ ˈbi oʊ səˈvɑr, ˈbyoʊ- /
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noun Physics.

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.

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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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