# What is the force on a charge moving in a magnetic field?

**magnetic force**on a free

**moving charge**is perpendicular to both the velocity of the

**charge**and the

**magnetic field**with direction given by the right hand rule. The

**force**is given by the

**charge**times the vector product of velocity and

**magnetic field**.

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Moreover, is it possible for the magnetic force on a charge moving in a magnetic field to be zero?

The direction of the **magnetic force** on a **moving charge** is perpendicular to the plane formed by v and B and follows right hand rule–1 (RHR-1) as shown. If the particle velocity happens to be aligned parallel to the **magnetic field**, or is **zero**, the **magnetic force** will be **zero**.

One may also ask, how can you determine the direction of the magnetic force on a moving charged particle? It states that, to **determine the direction of the magnetic force** on a positive **moving charge**, you point the thumb of the right hand in the **direction** of v , the fingers in the **direction** of B , and a perpendicular to the palm points in the **direction** of F .

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the force of magnetism?

Magnetic **force**, attraction or repulsion that arises between electrically charged particles because of their motion. It is the basic **force** responsible for such effects as the action of electric motors and the attraction of **magnets** for iron.

What do you mean by magnetic susceptibility?

**Magnetic susceptibility** is a dimensionless proportionality constant that indicates the degree of magnetization of a material in response to an applied **magnetic** field. A related term is magnetizability, the proportion between **magnetic** moment and **magnetic** flux density.