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Mini-Quiz: Lorentz Force from Magnetic Field

by Ron Kurtus (updated 18 September 2016)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why is a moving electron affected by a magnetic field?

The magnetic field of the electron interacts with the external field

The motion of the electron turns it into a proton

The magnetic field creates and electric field

2. What is the force on a wire carrying current in a magnetic field called?

Right Hand Rule

Newton Force

Lorentz Force

3. What is the direction of the force of an electron moving through a magnetic field?

Just the opposite of that for an electric current

The direction as indicated by the Right Hand Rule

The same direction as the magnetic field

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Magnetic Force - HyperPhysics

Lorentz Force - Wikipedia

Explaining the Lorentz Force Using Magnetic Lines of Force - Conspiracy of Light website

Explanation of Magnetism - from NASA

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