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Meaning of Biot-Savart law

Bi'ot-Sa•vart' law"

Pronunciation: (bē'ō-su-vär', byō'-), [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. 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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