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Difference between a magnetic field and an electric field

by Nicholas.D
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Nicholas.D
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Jan22-11, 09:59 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Describe the difference between a magnetic field and an electric one.



2. Relevant equations
N/A


3. The attempt at a solution
I thought the two were the same or at least linked somehow. I don't understand why a proton will not achieve an increase of decrease in Ek when going through a magnetic field, but will under an electric field.
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Jan23-11, 05:50 AM
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Hi Nicholas!

Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_force


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