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Equation handy for the recoil of an electron

  1. May 7, 2003 #1
    Hey does anybody have an equation handy for the recoil of an electron passing through a magnetic field?
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 4, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. May 7, 2003 #2
    Hey, Kansas is in the hizzy.

    Recoil? No, but the relevant eq is

    F=qv x B

    If the magnetic field is perpendicular to the electron's direction of motion, its path will thus trace out an arc of a circle with radius

    r = (mv)/(qB)
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