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Homework Help: Transverse magnetic field

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1
    What is the meaning of a ' transverse magnetic field '?

    I 've seen it once in a question.
    It asked 'when a beam of alpha particles enter a transverse magnetic field, ...'

    I guessed it means the direction of the beam travelling is perpendicular to the direction of magnetic field. Is this right?
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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2


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    Correct :smile:
  4. Dec 16, 2006 #3


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    Yes, for example, if the beam is in the xOy plane, the (probably homogenous) magnetic field (induction vector [itex]\vec{B} [/itex]) is along the Oz axis.

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