An electron moves in a circular path in a vacuum under the influence of a magnetic field perpendicular to and into the paper.If there is another electron which moves with a higher speed in a circular path in the same B-field, state and explain how each of the following will be affected as compared to the first electron?
(c) The radius of the circular path
F = Bqv
B = flux density
q = charge
v = velocity of the charge
The Attempt at a Solution
F(m) = Bqv
Since F(m) causes the centripetal acceleration of electron
F(m) = Bqv = mv^2/r
r = mv/Bq
Therefore it can be concluded that r increases as v increases?
But how can this be case as,
F(m) = Bqv, and F(m) increases as velocity of the charge increases
If F(m) increases, r would decrease as it is inversely proportional to F
in the equation F(m) = mv^2/r.
So would r increase or decrease if a faster electron moves in a circular path in a vacum under the influence of a magnetic field perpendicular to and into the paper.
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