Moving Charges And Magnetism
Magnetic field due to current element, BiotSavart; Magnetic field on the axis of a circular current loop

Static charges produce an electric field while current or moving charges produce magnetic field (B).

Magnetic field of several sources is the vector addition of magnetic field of each individual source.
Lorentz Force

Consider a point charge q moving in the presence of both electric and magnetic fields.
Let
q − Point charge
v − Velocity of point charge
t − Time
r − Distance
B (r) − Magnetic field
E (r) − Electric field
∴ Force on the charge, = F_{electric} + F_{magnetic}
This force is called Lorentz force.

Force due to magnetic field depends on q, v, B. Force on negative charge is opposite to that of positive charge.

Magnetic force is a vector product of velocity (v) and magnetic field (B). It vanishes, if v and B are parallel or antiparallel.

Magnetic force is zero, if charge is not moving.

Unit of magnetic field (B) is tesla (T).
Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying Conductor Placed in Magnetic Field:
A straight rod carrying current is considered.
Let
A − Crosssectional area of the rod
l − Length of the rod
n − Number density of mobile charge carriers
I − Current in the rod
v_{d} − Average drift velocity of mobile charge carrier
B − External magnetic field
Force on the carriers,
F = (nAl) qv_{d} × B
Since current density, j = nqv_{d}
∴ F = [(nqv_{d})Al] × B
F = [jAl] × B
F = I l × B
Where,
l is the vector magnitude of length of the rod

For a wire of arbitrary shape,
When the current in the circuit was anticlockwise, the magnetic needle was found to deflect towards West. The needle deflected towards East when the direction of current was reversed. This experiment proved that current has magnetic effect associated with it.
The Biot–Savart Law
Let:
XY = Currentcarrying conductor
I = Current in the conductor
dl = Infinitesimal element of the conductor
dB = Magnetic field at point P
r = Distance of point P from the element
According to the Biot–Savart law, the magnetic field is proportional to the current and element length and inversely proportional to the square of the distance.
That is,
dB ∝
=
Here,
= Constant of proportionality = 10^{−7} Tm/A
μ_{0} = Permeability in free space
Magnetic field on the axis of a circular current loop
I = Current in the loop
R = Radius of the loop
Xaxis = Axis of the loop
X = Distance between O and P
dl = Conducting element of the loop

According to the Biot–Savart law, the magnetic field at P is
dB =
r^{2} = x^{2} + R^{2}
dl × r = rdl (Because they are perpendicular)

dB has two components: dB_{x} and dB_{⊥}. dB_{⊥} is cancelled out and only the xcomponent remains.
∴ dB_{x}= dBcos θ
cos θ =
∴ dB_{x} =

Summation of dl over the loop is given by 2πR.
∴ B = = 
For the magnetic field at the centre of the loop, x = 0.
∴
RightHand Thumb Rule
Maxwell’s righthand thumb rule indicates the direction of magnetic field if the direction of current is known.
According to this rule, if we grasp the currentcarrying wire in our right hand such that our thumb points in the direction of the current, then the direction in which our fingers encircle the wire will tell the direction of the magnetic field lines around the wire.
When the thumb points upwards, the curled fingers are anticlockwise. So, the direction of the magnetic field is anticlockwise.
When the thumb points downwards, the curled fingers are clockwise. So, the direction of the magnetic field is clockwise.

When a charged particle having charge q moves inside a magnetic field with velocity v, it experiences a force .

When is perpendicular to, the force on the charged particle acts as the centripetal force and makes it move along a circular path.

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