Charged particle motion in E + B fields

E+B Motion

Quick notes

This worksheet is intented to explore the motion of a charged particle in an electric field and a perpendicular magnetic field. Due to the complexity of the calculations it's highly advisable to download the ".ggb" file and run it on a desktop with the classic version of Geogebra (Geogebra5). The remarkable characteristics of the resulting motion (when both fields are present) is that the trajectory is a trochoid. Further details on the math behind the construction are in the pdf. Others will be added (hopefully) soon, maybe in I'm also planning a major extension with a variable E field (with wonders and special effects!)

Charged particle motion in E + B fields - pdf