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Homework Help: Force and acceleration of a traveling proton in a magentic field

  1. Apr 20, 2009 #1
    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

    2. Relevant equations

    F = ma
    Frictional force = uk(n)
    Acceleration=force divided by mass.
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  3. Apr 20, 2009 #2


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    Re: Electromagnetism

    Are you familiar with the Lorentz force-law, the magnetic component of the force being F=qvB?
  4. Apr 20, 2009 #3


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    Re: Electromagnetism

    To find the force on a charge due to electric and magnetic fields, use F = q(E + v x B).
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