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Posted by aml on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:24pm.

The solar wind is a thin, hot gas given off by the sun. Charged particles in this gas enter the magnetic field of the earth and can experience a magnetic force. Suppose a charged particle traveling with a speed of 9.80 x 10^6 m/s encounters the earth's magnetic field at an altitude where the field has a magnitude of 1.10 x 10^-7 T. Assuming that the particle's velocity is perpendicular to the magnetic field, find the radius of the circular path on which the particle would move if it were each of the following.
(a) an electron
_________ m

(b) a proton
____________m

please help me! this is due at midnight tonight!! thanks

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