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Faraday's Left Hand Rule

  1. Jun 5, 2010 #1
    Just wondering, is there an equation for the force exerted on a charged particle moving perpendicularly through a magnetic field?
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  3. Jun 5, 2010 #2
  4. Jun 5, 2010 #3
    Ah I see, but how do I get the vector cross product for something like a beta particle passing though a magnetic field which is perpendicular to it?
  5. Jun 5, 2010 #4
    The direction is found using (qv)x(B). So depending on the sign of q, your vector will point in one of two possible directions.
  6. Jun 5, 2010 #5
    Ah Excellent. Thanks you two.
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