Geometrical meaning of Lorentz equation?

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Could we give a geometrical meaning of the Lorentz equation

mx´´=e(vxB)+eE...similar to that of gravitation..by considering that


e(vxB)+eE comes from a potential..and the electrons are moving in geodesics?..
 

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Originally posted by eljose79
Could we give a geometrical meaning of the Lorentz equation

mx´´=e(vxB)+eE...similar to that of gravitation..by considering that


e(vxB)+eE comes from a potential..and the electrons are moving in geodesics?..
If the electron is moving in an EM field then it's not moving on a geodesic unless the force on the electron is zero. There are circumstances such that the electron is moving in an EM field and force free but not in general.

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