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 Electricity and Magnetism Electricity and Magnetism Physics Help Forum Apr 18th 2018, 01:46 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2018 Posts: 4 What is the magnitude of the magnetic field? ok this is my overleaf file but not sure how to solve this mahalo much    Apr 19th 2018, 04:36 AM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 434 The force on a proton, which has charge 1, traveling with velocity vector v through a magnetic field with vector u is the cross product of u and v. That is mdv/dt= v x u. If the magnetic field vector is $\displaystyle \left$ and the proton's velocity vector is $\displaystyle \left$ then $\displaystyle \left= \left$. So you need to solve the three equations $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_x}{dt}= M_Yv_z- M_zv_y$ $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_y}{dt}= M_zv_x- M_xv_z$ $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_z}{dt}= M_xv_y- M_yv_x$ If you set up a coordinate system so that the magnetic field vectors are in the y direction $\displaystyle \left= \left<0, M_y, 0\right>$ so those equations become $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_x}{dt}= M_yv_z$ $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_y}{dt}= 0$ $\displaystyle m\frac{dv_z}{dt}= -M_yv_x$ quite a lot simpler! For example, if you differentiate the first equation again, $\displaystyle m\frac{d^2v_x}{dt}= M_y\frac{dv_z}{dt}$ and you can replace that derivative of $\displaystyle \frac{dv_z}{dt}$ from the third equation to get $\displaystyle m^2\frac{d^2v_x}{dt^2}= -M_y^2v_x$ a relatively easy second order linear differential equation with constant coefficients- though certainly not secondary school level! Probably you are given a formula relating the velocity and magnetic field strength of a "radius of curvature". Do you have such a formula? Last edited by HallsofIvy; Apr 19th 2018 at 04:39 AM.   Apr 20th 2018, 05:11 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by countdown  ok this is my overleaf file but not sure how to solve this mahalo much The magnetic force on a charged particle where the velocity is perpendicular to the field, is

$\displaystyle F = Bqv$

Then, because the particle is undergoing circular motion, you have

$\displaystyle F = \frac{mv^2}{r}$

Equating them should allow you to get an equation for the magnetic flux density in terms of known parameters of the charged particle and the variables describing the motion of the particle.

FYI: this is cyclotron motion   Apr 22nd 2018, 12:14 AM #4 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2018 Posts: 4 thanks everyone that was great help glad i came here  Tags field, magnetic, magnitude Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Physics Forum Discussions Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post countdown Electricity and Magnetism 2 May 11th 2018 04:33 AM theramblingmark Electricity and Magnetism 1 Jan 15th 2010 08:03 PM van-hilst Advanced Electricity and Magnetism 2 Dec 26th 2009 11:37 AM alex83 Electricity and Magnetism 1 Dec 14th 2009 01:47 PM dragon8438 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism 1 Mar 3rd 2009 07:02 PM