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Why the charged particles flow perpendicular to the magnetic field?

  1. Dec 18, 2007 #1
    Why the charged particles flow perpendicular to the magnetic field??

    It might seems like a electrical physics problem..

    I need to understand why the charged particles flow perpendicular to the magnetic field..

    Any idea??
     
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  3. Dec 18, 2007 #2

    Dick

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    How is the force created by a magnetic field on a charged particle related to the particle's velocity and the field?
     
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