Thu October 11, 2012 By: Natarajan Subramanian

force acting on moving charge particles in magnetic field

Expert Reply
Fri October 12, 2012
in a magnetic field the force acting on a moving charged particle is:
F = q(V X B)
here the bolded quantities are vector quantites where:
V = is the velocity vector
B = is the magnetic field vector.
As seen for the formula it always act in a direction perpendicular to both magnetic field and the velocity vector of the particle.
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