I am relatively new to particle physics, and I seem to have reached confusion already. I do not seem to comprehend how you could measure the momentum of a charged particle just by exerting force and a magnetic field on it. The formula F = Bqv is mentioned when I hear of this, which does not really help (if anything, it only worsens my confusion). Could anyone please explain in detail how this is done? Much appreciated.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Measuring the momentum of a charged particle

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**