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Homework Help: Deflection of lightning

  1. Mar 13, 2007 #1
    in a magnetic field the force is toward the center of the circular path, does this mean lightning deflects to the West ? in the western US at least.
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  3. Mar 13, 2007 #2
    I found some stuff in my book saying that a proton released at the equator and dropped to earth will deflect East. So it must be east. any feedback?
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