Learning Exercise

Mass Spectrometer Web Assignment No. 3

Web assignment using applet by Angel Franco Garcia. Covers the Lorentz force and its applications to the mass spectrometer. Links to helpful resources included.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics.
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Exercise

See http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/MassSpectrometer003.htm

Requirements

Basic understanding of Newton's Second Law and electromagnetism.

Topics

Lorentz force, centripetal force, Newton's Second Law, mass spectrometer, electromagnetism.