ERIC Number: EJ1049044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Charged Particle Dynamics in the Magnetic Field of a Long Straight Current-Carrying Wire
Prentice, A.; Fatuzzo, M.; Toepker, T.
Physics Teacher, v53 n1 p34-36 Jan 2015
By describing the motion of a charged particle in the well-known nonuniform field of a current-carrying long straight wire, a variety of teaching/learning opportunities are described: 1) Brief review of a standard problem; 2) Vector analysis; 3) Dimensionless variables; 4) Coupled differential equations; 5) Numerical solutions.
Descriptors: Magnets, Motion, Physics, Learning Activities, Educational Opportunities, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Geometric Concepts, Calculus, Problem Solving, Problem Sets
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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