When an electron is sent passed a magnetic pole, why is the electron attracted to a place 90 degrees to its motion of travel and 90 degrees to the direction of the magnetic force causing it to deflect towards the 90 degrees to both (ie the 3rd axis)? Why is it not attracted to the direction of the magnet? I know the electron effects a magnetic field while it moves relative but wouldn't the attraction logically still be in the direct direction? Why isn't it? Also, if an electron is just placed above a magnetic pole so that it has no horizontal movement what will it do then?