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Problem: A particle with a charge of q = -5.50 nC is moving in a uniform magnetic field of B⃗ =( -1.23 T ) z^.The magnetic force on the particle is measured to be F⃗ =( −7.60×10−7 N )y^.Calculate vx, the x component of the velocity of the particle.

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The magnetic force on a charged particle is given by:

F=q(v×B)

This is a cross product.

The resultant force will have only one component in the y-direction. 

The velocity in the y-direction is zero.

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A particle with a charge of q = -5.50 nC is moving in a uniform magnetic field of B⃗ =( -1.23 T ) z^.The magnetic force on the particle is measured to be F⃗ =( −7.60×10−7 N )y^.

Calculate vx, the x component of the velocity of the particle.

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