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Homework Help: Magnetic Fields and Forces

  1. Apr 20, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Prove that the time for one revolution of a charged particle moving perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field is independent of it's speed. Write an expression that gives the period T in terms of the mass and charge of the particle and the magnetic field strength.

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution



    is that right?
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  3. Apr 20, 2008 #2


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    Hi soul5,

    You're expressions look like they are true, but they don't answer the question. The question asks for the expression for the period, but that expresion is not supposed to have r and v in it.

    If you can find a formula for the period in terms of r and v you can use that to eliminate r and v in your equation.

    So let's say you have an object moving at speed v in a circular path of radius r. What is the period (time to go once around the circle)? Once you have that, use it to eliminate r and v. What do you get?
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