Lorentz force

noun
Lo·​rentz force | \ (ˌ)lōrˈents-, (ˌ)lȯr- \

Definition of Lorentz force

: the force exerted on a moving charged particle in electric and magnetic fields

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History and Etymology for Lorentz force

after Hendrik A. Lorentz †1928 Dutch physicist

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“Lorentz force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lorentz%20force. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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