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What does force/carge mean? I can't imagine it

  1. Mar 10, 2009 #1
    some one please tell me what force/charge means, i can't imagine it.
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  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2


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    Hi gforce01! :smile:

    Electric field, E, is force/charge …

    that just means that the force on a body with charge q is qE

    so force is proportional to charge, and also proportional and parallel to the electric field :wink:
  4. Mar 10, 2009 #3
    The Lorentz force on a charge q is
    F = qE + q(v x B)
    where v x B (force/charge) represents the vector cross product of v (velocity) and B (magnetic field).
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