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The right hand rule in a magnetic field

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Homework Statement


An electron moving in the -z direction enters a region that has a uniform magnetic field in the +y direction. When the electron enters this region, what direction will it be deflected in?

Homework Equations


F=qv X B

The Attempt at a Solution


I tried answering this question using the right hand rule but got
confused. I use the right hand rule by directing my fingers towards the direction of the magnetic field, my thumb in the B direction and I let my palm represent the direction of the force. [/B]
 

Answers and Replies

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Chandra Prayaga
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directing my fingers towards the direction of the magnetic field, my thumb in the B direction
Is B different from the magnetic field?
 

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