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Velocity selectors

  1. Feb 24, 2008 #1
    I understand that fast electrons will experience a larger force from the magnetic field and slower electrons will experience a smaller force. But how come they will move in opposite directions?
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2008 #2

    ZapperZ

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    What "opposite directions"? Please show where you got this. Use the Lorentz force law.

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  4. Feb 24, 2008 #3
    here is the image of a section of the velocity selector

    thanks
     
  5. Feb 24, 2008 #4

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    I guess this makes sense, because an electron is too small to see with the naked eye.

    {ZapperZ smacks himself silly}

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  6. Feb 24, 2008 #5

    Doc Al

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    LOL :rofl:
     
  7. Feb 26, 2008 #6

    pam

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    The velocity selector also has an electric field.
     
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