4.18 c) An electron travelling west to east enters a chamber having a uniform electrostatic field in north to south direction. Specify the direction in which a uniform magnetic field should be set up to prevent the electron from deflecting from its straight line path.

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S Sayak

The electron would experience an electrostatic force towards the north direction, therefore, to nullify its force due to the magnetic field must be acting on the electron towards the south direction. By using Fleming's left-hand rule we can see that the force will be in the north direction if the magnetic field is in the vertically downward direction.

Explanation:

The electron is moving towards the east and has a negative charge therefore q\vec{V} is towards the west direction, Force will be towards south direction if the magnetic field is in the vertically downward direction as \vec{F}=q\vec{V}\times \vec{B}

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