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Problem: Assume the motions and currents mentioned are along the x axis and fields are in the y direction.(a) Does an electric field exert a force on a stationary charged object?YesNo    (b) Does a magnetic field do so?YesNo    (c) Does an electric field exert a force on a moving charged object?YesNo    (d) Does a magnetic field do so?YesNo    (e) Does an electric field exert a force on a straight current-carrying wire?YesNo    (f) Does a magnetic field do so?YesNo    (g) Does an electric field exert a force on a beam of moving electrons?YesNo    (h) Does a magnetic field do so?YesNo   

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(a) 

Electric force, F = qE.

The force can be experienced by both stationary and moving charges.

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Assume the motions and currents mentioned are along the x axis and fields are in the y direction.

(a) Does an electric field exert a force on a stationary charged object?

Yes

No    


(b) Does a magnetic field do so?

Yes

No    


(c) Does an electric field exert a force on a moving charged object?

Yes

No    


(d) Does a magnetic field do so?

Yes

No    


(e) Does an electric field exert a force on a straight current-carrying wire?

Yes

No    


(f) Does a magnetic field do so?

Yes

No    


(g) Does an electric field exert a force on a beam of moving electrons?

Yes

No    


(h) Does a magnetic field do so?

Yes

No   

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