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Lorentz Force

In physics, particularly electromagnetism, the Lorentz force is the force on a point charge? due to electromagnetic fields. If a particle of charge q moves with velocity v in the presence of an electric field? E and a magnetic field B, then it will experience a force. The first derivation of the Lorentz force is commonly attributed to Oliver Heaviside in 1889, although other historians suggest an earlier origin in an 1865 paper by James Clerk Maxwell. Lorentz derived it a few years after Heaviside. Wikipedia, Lorentz Force (external link)

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