Difference between a magnetic field and an electric field

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Homework Statement


Describe the difference between a magnetic field and an electric one.



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I thought the two were the same or at least linked somehow. I don't understand why a proton will not achieve an increase of decrease in Ek when going through a magnetic field, but will under an electric field.
 

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tiny-tim
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Hi Nicholas! :smile:

Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_force" [Broken] :wink:
 
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