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March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

Posted by **Anna** on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 11:26am.

(a) What is the magnitude of the net magnetic force that acts on the particle?

(b) What is the angle that the net force makes with respect to the +x axis?

Use the magnetic force on a charge equation in two dimensions. If you need, use the right hand rule. I will be happy to critique your thinking.

I figured out the first question using F=Bqvsin90 for X anf Y and then used pythagorean theorem. But I have problems with b, how do I start going about finding the angle? thank you!

The angle with respect to the x axis?

The net force is in the xy plane, so

Theta= arc cos ( x component/magnitude)

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