1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The Loop

  1. Jun 16, 2007 #1
    We know that if an electron enters a region of magnetic field which is perpendicular to the direction of its velocity, the electron will start moving in a circular path. But, now instead of a single electron we place a circular condutor in the region of the field, and somehow manage to give an impulse to the electrons, will we get a current in the conductor? If yes, for how long?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 16, 2007 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    If you have a conductor, then you don't need the magnet.
    How long a specific current will persist depends on the resistance of the conductor.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook