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Homework Help: Electromagnetic Problem

  1. Dec 19, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations
    F = QvB
    V = kQ/r

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm just learning this stuff and I wasn't given an example of any kind so I don't really know how to start this question...
    For 8.a) If I'm using the RHR and my thumb is facing in the x direction then I believe the proton will be deflected downwards? I was also under the impression that work done had to be parallel to the force and if the proton is being deflected then there is no work done?

    8.b) I tried doing mv/r = qB and rearranging the formula for r = mv/qB but if I don't have velocity and I'm left with 2 variables I'm at a loss.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Dec 19, 2016 #2


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    What is the proton's velocity after it is accelerated through 10,000V? I think you should assume that it starts from rest.
  4. Dec 19, 2016 #3
    If I assume its zero then my radius would be zero? Or would I have to use a kinematics or energy formula to solve? If so I don't know what else I have to go on to use the formulas or which formula.
  5. Dec 19, 2016 #4


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    I meant that you should assume that the proton's velocity is zero before it is accelerated through 10,000V. Do you know how to calculate its velocity after it has been accelerated through 10,000 V, assuming that it is at rest before the acceleration starts? How much energy will it gain after it has been accelerated through 10,000 V?
  6. Dec 19, 2016 #5
    Would I use the formula ΔV=ΔEp/Q. Otherwise I'm not sure how to find the speed with voltage.
  7. Dec 19, 2016 #6


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    You are correct that the change in energy is Q ΔV. Then what is the velocity?
  8. Dec 19, 2016 #7
    I found the velocity to be 1.38 x 106m/s. I plugged that into the rest of the info I had and got my answer of 7.2cm! Thanks for your help!
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