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Force and acceleration of a traveling proton in a magentic field

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What force and acceleration would a proton experience if it has a velocity of 2. 106 m/s perpendicular to a magnetic field of 2.0 T?

force: ________ N
acceleration: _______ m/s2



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F = ma
Frictional force = uk(n)
Acceleration=force divided by mass.
 

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Cyosis
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Are you familiar with the Lorentz force-law, the magnetic component of the force being F=qvB?
 
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To find the force on a charge due to electric and magnetic fields, use F = q(E + v x B).
 

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