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Two-Dimensional Trajectories

 
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tcoop34



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:11 am    Post subject: Two-Dimensional Trajectories Reply with quote

An electron is shot through a magnetic field with an initial velocity of 100ft/sec. The magnetic field accelerates it in the perpendicular (normal) direction with a constant velocity of 1000ft/sec. If the magnetic field has a depth of one foot;

How long does it take the electron to traverse the field?
How much is the deflection from the straight path through the field?
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hepcj
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your question doesn't make sense as you have written it.

For the first part since vertical and horizontal velocities are independent,

t = distance/speed 1ft/(100ft/sec) = 1/100 sec.

Assuming you mean the field accelerates with an acceleration of 1000ft/sec^2.
Then s = u*t + 0.5 a*(t^2) since u is initially zero in the y-direction.
s = 0.5 *1000*(1/100)^2 = 0.05 ft.
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