Biot-Savart law

[bee-oh-suh-vahr, byoh-]
noun Physics.
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.

named after J. B. Biot (see biotite) and Felix Savart (1791–1841), French physician and physicist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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