Charge in a Magnetic Field

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In this simulation, you can investigate the force that a magnetic field exerts on a charged particle. This force has some things in common with the force an electric field exerts on a charged particle, but there are also key differences between them. One thing that is apparent in the simulation is that one possible outcome of a magnetic field applying a force on a charged particle is that the particle experiences uniform circular motion, so exploring the magnetic force will also give you a chance to review circular motion concepts.

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This simulation can be found in the collection at http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/classroom.html.

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