Why are alpha and beta rays deflected in opposite directions in a magnetic field? Why are gamma rays not deflected at all? Why are alpha particles with the same velocity deflected less than beta particles?

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  1. alpha particles have positive charge and are heavy
    beta particles have negative charge and are light
    F=ma means that heavier particles are accelerated less by the same force
    gamma rays are just photons, with no charge

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