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  • n. the force exerted on a charged particle in an electromagnetic field

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  • n. the force experienced by a point charge moving along a wire that is in a magnetic field; the force is at right angles to both the current and the magnetic field


Named after the Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz: Lorentz +‎ force (Wiktionary)


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