Fri December 23, 2011 By: Sarthak Kathuria

how does a stationary charged particle placed at the origin, move, when subjected to an electric field E along +x axis and magnetic field B along +z axis?

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Mon December 26, 2011
as the charge initially was stationary,so no magnetic force was acting on it. electric force on it was qE along x axis. so the charge starts moving along x axis. as it starts moving magnetic force acts on it. as the carge starts moving perpendicular to the magneytic fld . magnetic fld will try to makeit move along circular path. where as the electric fld will try to move it along x axis.
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