# Lorentz force

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## Lorentz force

n.
The orthogonal force on a charged particle traveling in a magnetic field.

[After Hendrik Lorentz.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 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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Lorentz-Kraft
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They also withstand the various Lorentz forces acting on the material connecting the current lead and the magnet.
According to Faraday's law, eddy currents are induced as consequence of the magnetic field's high variation frequency, and they propel the particle by means of the Lorentz forces. The particle's trajectory is given by the size and orientation of the magnetic field, but also by the own rotation and translation motion.

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