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A particle undergoes uniform circular motion of radius 26.1 &#956;m in a uniform magnetic field. The magnetic force on the particle has a magnitude of 1.60 x 10-17 N. What is the kinetic energy of the particle?

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A particle undergoes uniform circular motion of radius 26.1 Î¼m in a uniform magnetic field. The magnetic force on the particle has a magnitude of 1.60 x 10-17 N. What is the kinetic energy of the particle?

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The magnetic force on a particle moving in a circle is given and the kinetic energy of the particle is calculated. Conceptual question leading the students in wrong direction.

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