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Homework Help: Find the radius of each circular path

  1. Jan 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Determine the path of an electron if the electron was shot at 2.5 x 10^5 m/s diagonally into a magnetic field. Find the radius of each circular path.

    The angle is 30 degrees.

    I think that if the velocity and field are in same direction there is no force...i think. So that means you only want the component perpendicular to the field. Which is 1.25 x 10^5 m/s

    I just don't understand how you can find the radius if you are given no info about the magnetic field. F= qvB and F= m v^2/r So I tried putting that together but I still have 2 variables...

    The question was listed as challenger :P So I don't think it's missing info.
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  3. Jan 4, 2008 #2


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    you need info about the B-field or some other observations about the path of the electron.
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