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Electromagnetic force increasing/decreasing

  1. Jul 25, 2015 #1
    The electromagnetic force F = I*L*B * SinΘ will increase based on the value on SinΘ.

    What's the physical explanation for this? Why does the angle between vectors B and IL matter?
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  3. Jul 25, 2015 #2
    Because there is a cross product between B and V (vectors) when computing magnetic force on moving particles.

    Particles moving parallel to a magnetic field do not experience a magnetic force.
  4. Jul 25, 2015 #3
    Oh, right. I should have known that.
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