# E = F/q - (V*B)Lorentz Force Law Part 1: Finding E

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## Homework Statement

The motion of a charged particle P, observed in an inertial frame S. It is found that P moves with constant velocity v through a region of space where there is a uniform electric field E and a uniform magnetic field B. The speed v = |v|and the field magnitudes E = |E| and B = |B| are all non-vanishing.

Use the Lorentz force law to express E in terms of v and B.

## Homework Equations

Lorentz force formula-

F=q(E+v*B)

## The Attempt at a Solution

F=q(E+v*B)

F/q = E+ v*B

F/q - (V*B) = E

The charged particle is moving at constant velocity. What does that tell you about the force?

constant velocity= no accelration , therefore no force

F/q - (V*B) = E

E= -v * B

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