I am a bit depressed, I have just finished my PhD as a physicist and cannot work out this simple question.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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.

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# Time varying magnetic field and electron

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