Lorentz force

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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