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A positively charged particle projected towards east is deflected towards north by a magnetic field. The field may be towards east Towards south Upward Downward. Explain the answer with reason.

A positively charged particle projected towards east is deflected towards north by a magnetic field. The field may be
  1. towards east
  2. Towards south
  3. Upward
  4. Downward.                                 Explain the answer with reason.

Grade:12

1 Answers

Eshan
askIITians Faculty 2095 Points
4 years ago
Dear student,

Since the particle moving towards east is deflected towards north, the magnentic field on the postively charged particle must be downwards so that from the left hand rule, the direction of force acting must be towards North.

Hope it helps.

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