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:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ F }\) = Lorentz force \(\large{T}\)  \(\large{T}\) 
\(\large{ I }\) = current in the wire \(\large{I}\) \(\large{I}\)
\(\large{ q }\) = electric charge  \(\large{C}\)  \(\large{C}\)
\(\large{ L }\) = length of the wire that is in the magnetic field \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ B }\) = magnetic field \(\large{T}\)  \(\large{T}\) 
\(\large{ v }\) = speed of moving charge \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\)   \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)  

 

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