February 23, 2017

Homework Help: Right Hand Rule

Posted by Physics on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 12:28am.

Consider an electron near the Earth's equator. In which direction does it tend to deflect if its velocity is directed in each of the following directions?
(a) downward: WEST
(b) northward .
(c) westward
d) southeastward

I go the first one right using the right hand rule and now I keep doing the right hand rule and I can't get the remaining ones right. I know the magnetic field runs south to north.

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