Enter the magnetic field strength, particle charge, angle of particle movement, and particle velocity into the Lorentz force calculator to calculate the force.

Lorentz Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the total force acting on a particle due to a magnetic field, known as the Lorentz equation.

F = q*v*B*sin(Ī±)

  • Where F is the force
  • q is the particle charge
  • v is the particle velocity
  • B is the strength of the magnetic field
  • a is the angle between the direction of movement and the magnetic field.

If the direction of the particle is perpendicular to the magnetic field, the angle should be 90 degrees, which results in the strongest force. If the direction is parallel to the magnetic field then the angle is 0 and so is the force.

Lorentz Force Definition

A Lorentz force is a total force acting on a charged particle due to a magnetic field.

How to calculate Lorentz force?

How to calculate lorentz force?

  1. First, determine the particle charge.

    Measure the total charge of the particle.

  2. Next, determine the particle velocity.

    Measure the velocity of the particle.

  3. Next, measure the strength of the magnetic field.

    Determine the strength of the magnetic field.

  4. Next, determine the angle.

    Measure the angle between the direction of the particle movement and the magnetic field.

  5. Finally, calculate the Lorentz force.

    Calculate the force on the particle using the equation.

FAQ

What is a Lorentz force?

A Lorentz force is a total force acting on a charged particle due to a magnetic field.

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