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Charged particles in parallel magnetic fields

  1. Mar 1, 2012 #1
    If a charged particle passes through a magnetic field it will be deflected according to the right hand rule, i.e. VxB.

    What if the magnetic field lines are parallel to the velocity of the particle? Will the particle still be deflected?
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  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2


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    Hi Northprairieman! :smile:
    Nope. qVxB = 0: the force is zero. :wink:
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