1) For a particle of mass m and a charge of q moving in a circular path in a magnetic field B, show that its kinetic energy is proportional to r^2, the square of the radius of the curvature of the path.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I started off with the definition of KE: (mv)^2/2 and the fact that a = v^2/r, where F = m(v^2/r).

Then, I thought;

mv^2 = 2*KE and mv^2 = F*r so r = (2KE)/F so r^2 = (4KE^2)/ F^2, but this is probably wrong. What should I do if so?

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Electric Charge in a Magnetic Field

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