How was F=qvB derived?


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Hi Guys,

How was the equation (F=qvB) for the force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field derived. I'm trying to understand the conceptual thought that went into obtaining this?

Thank you in advance
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Hi Guys,

How was the equation (F=qvB) for the force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field derived. I'm trying to understand the conceptual thought that went into obtaining this?

Thank you in advance
Start with the Biot-Savart Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biot%E2%80%93Savart_law



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