Corinne A. Manogue
the Paradigms in Physics Program
This small group activity is designed to help upper-division undergraduate students practice using the symmetry arguments necessary for Ampere's Law. Students are asked to find the magnetic field using Ampere's Law for radially-varying steady current distributions inside a cylindrical shell and to make explicit symmetry arguments using Proof by Contradiction as part of their solution. The compare and contrast wrap-up discussion focuses on the fact that all examples have zero field inside the shell; smooth and continuous, but different answers within the shell; and look like an infinitesimally thin wire outside the shell.
Manogue, C. (2014, August 7). Paradigms in Physics: Ampere's Law. Retrieved November 28, 2023, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/courses_order20_vforder20_vfampere.html
Manogue, Corinne. Paradigms in Physics: Ampere's Law. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 7, 2014. http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/courses_order20_vforder20_vfampere.html (accessed 28 November 2023).
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