Answer to Question #33778 in Electromagnetism for roopa jayasimha
A lightning bolt may carry a current of 1.00 × 10power5 A for short period of time. Find the magnetic field 50 m from the bolt. Assume that the bolt extends far above and below the point of observation.
The formula for magnetic field created by the wire with currentI at distance r is B=mu*I/(2*pi*r) where mu = 4*pi*10^(-7) N*A^(2) Hence we have B = 2*10^(-7)*10^(5)/50 = 0.4*10^(-3) T T means tesla, SI units for magnetic field