# Physics Tutorial 16.2 - Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents

There are 4 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• How do electricity and magnetism interact with each other?
• What is the quantity used to represent the magnetic field? What kind of quantity is it (vector or scalar)?
• What are the factors affecting the magnetic induction? How to measure it?
• How to use the right-hand rule to determine the direction of magnetic field?
• How to represent symbolically the direction of magnetic field or that of current In 2D?
• How to find the direction and magnitude of a magnetic field produced by a long current-carrying wire?
• How to find the direction and magnitude of a magnetic field produced by a loop/ by a coil composed by a number of loops?
• How to find the direction and magnitude of a magnetic field produced by a solenoid?
• What is permeability of free space (vacuum)?
• What is relative permeability? How does it affect the properties of magnetic materials?
• How do we classify the magnetic materials?

## Introduction

In the previous tutorial, we discussed some general features of magnetism among which the concept of magnetic field and magnetic field lines. Now, we will extend the discussion about magnetic field including a quantitative approach, that is to make the user able calculate the magnetic field in various situations.

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16.2Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
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16.2.1Two Experiments to Prove the Interaction between Electricity and Magnetism
16.2.2The Definition of Magnetic Induction
16.2.3Magnetic Field Produced by Electric Currents. Right Hand Rule
16.2.4Magnetic Permeability. Relative Permeability. Diamagnetic, Paramagnetic and Ferromagnetic Materials

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