Charged Particle Motion in the Radiation Belts
About the Lecture
This module can be used as part of an introductory physics lecture on the motion of charged particles in a magnetic field. The module provides an interesting application of the Lorentz force to a phenomena that many students have heard about - the radiation belts - but may not know much about.
The zip file contains three files. One file has 7 presentation slides for use in lecture including: a historical introduction, an explanation of the physics, a worked example, and references. Another file contains slide notes, and the last is an instructors guide, with a worked example, homework problems with solutions, and references.
Tell us why this lecture is worthwhile:
This module provides a interesting example for a topic that is covered in introductory physics courses.