Lorentz force(redirected from Lorentz forces)
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The orthogonal force on a charged particle traveling in a magnetic field.
[After Hendrik Lorentz.]
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|Noun||1.||Lorentz force - 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; "the Lorentz force can be used to suspend a current-carrying object between two magnets"|
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
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