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## Homework Statement

There are two parts to the question.

A)Why is gravity not important during JJ Thomsons experiment?

b)what is the deflection due to gravity?

Given variables.

In a thomson spectromoter set at 10^4 (V/m). deflection with out the magnetic field applied equals .10 radians over a L of .050 m.

Speed of electron with magnetic field applied is 2.9x10^7 m/s.

Strength of Magnetic field is 3.4x10^-4 T.

## Homework Equations

I don't know what they are....

## The Attempt at a Solution

A) in the experiment the effects of gravity were negated by the application of a magnetic field perpendicular to that of the electric field, to help over come any deflection caused by gravity.

B) I really don't know how to go about this.

EDIT:

I thought about it a little more...would I just be using the velocity, time distance and deflection angle to solve this??

Like...a particle fired at a zero degree angle?

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