## A proton moving in the positive x direction with a speed of 9.9 105 m/s experiences zero magnetic force. When it moves in the positive y dir

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A proton moving in the positive x direction with a speed of 9.9 105 m/s experiences zero magnetic force. When it moves in the positive y direction it experiences a force of 1.6 10-13 N that points in the positive z direction. Determine the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field.

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3 years 2021-08-18T13:40:04+00:00 1 Answers 12 views 0

The magnitude of the magnetic field is 1.01T and its direction is in the negative x direction

Explanation:

In order to calculate the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field, you take into account the following equation for the magnetic force on the proton:

(1)

v: speed of the proton = 9.9*10^5 m/s

q: charge of the proton = 1.6*10^-19C

B: magnetic field = ?

FB: magnetic force on the proton = 1.6*10^-13N

When the proton travels in the positive y direction (^j), you have that the proton experiences a force in the positive z direction (+^k). To obtain this direction of the magnetic force on the proton, it is necessary that the magnetic field points in the negative x direction, in fact, you have:

^j X (-^i) = -(-^k)=^k

To obtain the magnitude of the magnetic field you use:

The magnitude of the magnetic field is 1.01T and its direction is in the negative x direction