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How was F=qvB derived?

  1. Feb 23, 2014 #1
    Hi Guys,

    How was the equation (F=qvB) for the force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field derived. I'm trying to understand the conceptual thought that went into obtaining this?

    Thank you in advance
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  3. Feb 23, 2014 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    Start with the Biot-Savart Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biot–Savart_law

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