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Charged Particles

  1. Jun 8, 2014 #1
    What's the difference between electric and magnetic fields, specifically I someone was to send a charged particle into them? Are there any similarities?
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  3. Jun 8, 2014 #2
    A charged particles only interacts with a magnetic field if it is moving with respect to the field. A moving charge experiences a force in a direction perpendicular to the field lines its velocity if it is not moving parallel to the field. If it is moving parallel to the field, the experienced force is 0.

    Electric fields, on the other hand, interact with charged particles even if they are motionless. The force experienced by the particles will be in a direction parallel to the field lines.
  4. Jun 9, 2014 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    Sounds like homework to me.
    Have you tried looking up the interaction of charged particles with electric and magnetic fields online?
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