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B Electron motion

  1. Jul 5, 2016 #1
    I hope I'm not violating any rules with this question i believe its the correct forum

    When free floating electron(s) enter a magnetic field @ a right angle, do they take a circular orbit around such field?
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  3. Jul 5, 2016 #2


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    A fully circular orbit would have some part outside the magnetic field. The initial path is circular, but at some point something else has to happen because it cannot make a full circle.
  4. Jul 5, 2016 #3
    ok thank you
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