Main Question or Discussion Point
Okay, I am in AP physics this year at my high school. We are doing E&M (Electro Magnetism) right now and I have a question that my teacher could not answer (who by the way is quiet possibly the smartest person I have ever met). Okay, I understand that a charged particle moving perpendicular through a constant magnetic field experiences a force. I also get that if the charged particle is not moving their is no force. My question is if you could create a constant magnetic field, lets say with a solenoid, and you moved that magnetic field through a stationary charged particle, would the charged particle feel a force? Similar to having a stationary plane and blowing air at it so it would take off. I feel like the particle should have a force. But if it does, what exactly is doing the moving in a magnetic field? And also, the particle has no velocity vector, so how could it be perpendicular or parallel if it is not moving? Their is a lot I am confused about here, and I have a feeling that a possible explanation would require much more than just two years of high school physics to understand.