AP Free Response Question
Period of an Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
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Prove that the time required for a particle of mass,
m
, and charge,
q
, to complete one orbit in a magnetic field,
B
, is constant and only depends on its ratio of mass/charge. That is, show that the particle's period is independent of both the value of the orbit's radius and the orbiting particle's speed.
Topic Formulas
Description
Published Formula
Faraday's Law
magnetic field around a current-carrying wire
magnetic flux
magnetic force on a current-carrying wire
magnetic force on a moving charge
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