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Motion of a charged particle through a magnetic field

An ά-particle, with mass of the proton and charge q=2e is shot with speed 8 x 10^6 m/s at an angle of 25 degree to an x-directed magnetic field B = 0.20 T. Describe all aspects of the motion fully.

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From the Lorentz Force Law, the force acting on a charged particle in a magnetic field is given by,

F = q V x B = q V B sin(theta)

where q is the charge, V its velocity and B is ...

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Detailed step by step solution with explanation. It starts with calculating the force acting on the particle in the magnetic field.