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## Homework Statement

A beam of electrons travels east at speed, v = 6.10x 10^6 m/s . It passes through a magnetic field , B = 0.450T , directed from top to bottom. Describe exactly the path of the electrons motion?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

The path of a charged particle moving in a plane perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field is a circle. The electron is moving east at v = 6.10x10^6m/s and the force on it deflects it downward. Because the force is always perpendicular to v, the magnitude of v does not change, and the electron moves at a constant speed. The electron moves clockwise in a circle.

I think this is right but I was told after to answer it , quantitatively? Eg. How large is the circle.

How can I show that? Thanks!