|Feb17-08, 11:16 AM||#1|
Electron's path in uniform magnetic field? Help, please!
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
There are three horizontal areas side by side - a completely uniform area. Areas 1 and 3, the magnetic fields are going into the page and area 2's field is going out of the page. An electron enters area 2 (the middle region). What is its path?
2. Relevant equations
F = qvB sin theta
3. The attempt at a solution
I know it's a circular path - what I was wondering was, since in regions 1,2, and 3 the magnetic fields are all perpendicular to the velocity vector of the electron (and therefore theta stays the same), does the circular path change in any way throughout the regions?
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