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Consider a particle of massmthat carries a chargeq. Suppose that the particle is under the influence of both an electric fieldEand a magnetic fieldBso that the particle's trajectory is described by the pathx(t) for a[tex]\leq[/tex]t[tex]\leq[/tex]b. Then the total force acting on the particle is given in mks units by theLorentz force,

F=q(E+vxB),

wherevdenotes the velocity of the trajectory.

a) Use Newton's second law of motion (F=ma) to show that

ma.v=qE.v(dot products)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Tried distributing to help make sense of the problem, but didn't do much for me:

ma=qE+q(vxB)

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Lorentz Force

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