Lorentz Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Lorentz force, abbreviated as F, is when you place a moving charged particle in a magnetic field.

 

Lorentz Force formulas

\(\large{ F =  q \; v \; B  }\)  (Lorentz force)
\(\large{ F =  I \; L \; B  }\) (straight current carrying wire that is not moving)

Where:

\(\large{ F }\) = Lorentz force

\(\large{ q }\) = current in the wire

\(\large{ q }\) = electric charge

\(\large{ L }\) = length of the wire that is in the magnetic field

\(\large{ B }\) = magnetic field

\(\large{ v }\) = speed of moving charge

 

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