I am a bit depressed, I have just finished my PhD as a physicist and cannot work out this simple question. I am trying to find out what happens to a static electron in a time varying magnetic field. This is my understanding: There are two laws, the Lorentz's force, for moving charges, and the Faraday's Law for time varying magnetic fields. The electron is not moving, therefore v=0, and Lorentz force = 0 From the Faraday's law, a time varying magnetic field creates a flow of electrons on a closed circuit. But I am not sure what happens to a lonely charge. Any help and or corrections is appreciated. Thanks.