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Question 1 An electron travelling at a velocity of

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v x 2 y 2z enters a magnetic field of strength B x 3 y z. (a) Calculate the magnitude of the magnetic force on the electron. (10) (b) Calculate the angle between the velocity v x 2 y 2z and magnetic field strength of B x 3 y z . (4)
(c) Just as the particle enters the magnetic field, an electric field is turned on. Calculate the magnitude and the direction of the electric field such that the net force on the particle is twice the magnetic force. (3) (d) Calculate the radius of the helix in question (a). (6)

Question 2

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An electron initially at rest at the origin ( x = 0 m, y = 0 m, z = 0 m) experiences the electric field of a light wave, E x E0 sin (k z t ) where = 8.67 x 1015 rad/s and E 0 = 3 x 103 V/m. Mass of an electron is 9.11 x 10-31 kg. Calculate: 2.1 the maximum speed of the electron, (10) 2.2 the maximum displacement of the electron, (3) 2.3 the maximum acceleration of the electron and (3) 2.4 wave number of the light wave. (3) 2.5 Write done the instantaneous displacement equation for the electron. (3) 2.6 Write done the instantaneous velocity equation for the electron. (3) 2.7 Write done the instantaneous acceleration equation for the electron. (3) 2.8 Draw a graph of Ex vs t for z = 0 of at least one circle. (3) 2.9 Indicate on the graph drawn in 2.8 the positions for maximum (vmax) and minimum (vmin) velocities. (3) Question 3 [13]

Suppose a positron moving with velocity given in m/s by v = (3.0 x - 2.0 y + z ) x 107 enters
a magnetic field given in Tesla an experiences a force of

F = 1.6 1018 x y z N. 3.1 Suppose Bz =3 T, calculate the magnitude of the magnetic field B on the electron. (5)
3.2 Calculate the acceleration of the positron if the mass of the positron is 9.11 x 10-31 kg and express the answer in terms of g.. (2) 3.3 Calculate the angle between the velocity v and the magnetic field B. (3) 3.4 After entering the magnetic field for a short while by the positron, the magnetic field is switch off. Describe the motion of the positron after switching off of the magnetic field. (3)

Question 4

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A wave is described by the following mathematical wave equation: y = 0.45 sin ( 8.0 t - 6.3 x ) 4.1. Determine: 4.1.1. the amplitude, 4.1.2. wave number, 4.1.3 angular velocity, 4.1.4. wavelength, 4.1.5. frequency, 4.1.6. period, 4.1.7. propagation speed of the wave 4.2. Is this wave an electromagnetic wave or not. Elaborate.

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