The Biot-Savart Law: Definition & Examples


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What is the Biot-Savart Law?

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1. When can the simplified version of the Biot-Savart Law be used?

2. How do you figure out the DIRECTION of the magnetic field created by a current-carrying wire?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The Biot-Savart Law is a complex scientific concept. These quiz questions will ask you about the various aspects of this law and when it is applied.

Quiz and Video Goals

You will be tested on the following in this quiz:

  • Definition of the Biot-Savart Law
  • When the simplified Biot-Savart Law is used
  • How to figure out the direction of the magnetic field
  • Shape of the magnetic field created by a current carrying wire
  • How to calculate magnetic field strength

Skills Practiced

By reviewing this worksheet and quiz combo, students will have the opportunity to use the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding and applying the Biot-Savart Law
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define phrases such as Biot-Savart Law and the simplified equation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Biot-Savart Law and how to apply it

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled The Biot-Savart Law: Derivation & Examples, students will also learn about the following:

  • How to use the simplified equation
  • Practice an equation by reviewing a sample shown on the video
  • Type of math that is involved with the Biot-Savart Law