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How does the charge of a particle affect the direction in which the particle is deflected in a magnetic field?

Victoria Fowler

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Kristi Hammond on December 15, 2018

This is simply because the positively-charged particles are go to the negative end of the magnetic field, and particles with negative charge go to the positive end of the magnetic field, and vice versa.This happens due to the fact that the positive end is both repelled by the positive part of the field, at the same time, attracted by the end negative.

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