# Difference between revisions of "Ampere's law"

Ampere's Law, named for Andre-Marie Ampere, relates electric current to magnetic fields, and is one of Maxwell's Equations. It is often used in the calculation of the magnetic field at a point due to one or many current-carrying wires. It is the magnetic analogue to Gauss's Law, and can be stated in integral form as



where  is magnetic field, C is a closed curve,  is current enclosed by C, and  is the permeability of free space.

In differential form, Ampere's Law is written



where  is current density.