1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Hi Northprairieman! :smile:
    Nope. qVxB = 0: the force is zero. :wink:
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook