# Trajectories of a collection of charged particles in a transverse magnetic field

### Abstract

An ensemble of identically charged particles is distributed around the origin as vertices of a regular polygon. The resulting trajectories due to the Coulomb repulsion are curved by a perpendicular magnetic field. Two cases were considered. In the first case, the charges of each particle is *Q* while in the second case, the total charge *Q* is divided among the *N* particles. The trajectory for the case *N* = 4 was plotted. It was found that for both cases, the maximum radial distance attained by the charges increases as the number of particles increases.

*Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas*

**36**, SPP-2018-PB-13 (2018). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2018-PB-13.