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Difference between a magnetic field and an electric field

  1. Jan 22, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Describe the difference between a magnetic field and an electric one.



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    3. The attempt at a solution
    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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  3. Jan 23, 2011 #2

    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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