Magnetic Force on Airplane#

Aircrafts sometimes acquire small static charges. Suppose a supersonic jet has a 0.976 \(\rm\ {\mu C}\) charge and flies due west at a speed of 548 \(\textrm{ m/s}\) over Earths south magnetic pole, where the \(\mathrm{8 \times 10^{-5}} \textrm{ T}\) magnetic field points straight down into the ground.

Part 1#

What is the magnitude of the electric force on the plane?

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.



\(F=\) \(\mathrm{N}\)

Part 2#

What is the direction of the magnetic force on the plane?

Answer Section#

  • North

  • South

  • East

  • West


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