(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A charged particle traveling with a velocity v in a magnetic field B experiences a force F that must be:

A. parallel to v

B. perpendicular to only v

C. parallel to v-B

D. parallel to B

E. perpendicular to v x B

2. Relevant equations

Requires this right hand rule, I believe:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Right_Hand_Rule_vBF2.PNG

3. The attempt at a solution

Looking at the diagram, I'd say that the force should be perpendicular to both the force and the velocity and I had originally picked E. E is not correct, so would the right answer be B? But that would mean that force is not perpendicular to v and it very clearly is....

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# Homework Help: Magnetostatics multiple choice

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