Particle Motion in Electromagnetic Fields

  • James Blake Westgard


The motion of charged particles moving in an electromagnetic field are determined by the Lorentz force. In this chapter we consider some special applications: uniform fields, electric and magnetic lenses, scattering, and a kinetic field formulation of the equations.


Velocity Field Electromagnetic Field Harmonic Oscillator Particle Motion Differential Cross Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Blake Westgard
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteUSA

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