Real Beads On Virtual Strings: Charged Particles On Magnetic Field Lines

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2012-11

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Breizman, Boris
Khudik, Vladimir

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We discuss a similarity between the drift of a charged particle inside a slowly moving solenoid and the motion of a fluid element in an ideal incompressible fluid. This similarity can serve as a useful instructional example to illustrate the concepts of magnetic field lines and magnetic confinement. (C) 2012 American Association of Physics Teachers. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4746068]

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Boris Breizman, Vladimir Khudik. Real Beads On Virtual Strings: Charged Particles On Magnetic Field Lines. American Journal of Physics, Vol. 80 (Nov., 2012), pp. 985-989. DOI:10.1119/1.4746068