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Forces entre courants parallèles

Ampère’s force law for parallel currents can be regarded as an analog of Coulomb’s law for charges.

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In contrast to Coulomb’s law, parallel current elements attract (signified by the minus sign) while opposing currents repel. The formal SI definition of the ampere is "the constant current which will produce an attractive force of 2 x 10-7 newtons per meter of length between two straight, parallel conductors of infinite length and negligible circular cross section placed one meter apart in a vacuum."