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Problem 27.7: Rank charges as they move through magnetic field
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Six objects (all with a mass of 5 grams) are shot into a region of constant magnetic field. The blue object has a charge of 6 mC. The position and velocity of the blue object are given in the table (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). All objects are located at x = - 50 cm at time t = 0 s. Restart.
- Rank the objects based on their velocity when they first encounter the magnetic field, from lowest to highest.
- How does the magnitude of the velocity of each object change as it interacts with the magnetic field?
- Rank the objects based on their charge, from lowest to highest.
- What are the direction and magnitude of the magnetic field?
Problem authored by Melissa Dancy.