# Question #19cdd

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We know that magnetic field can change the direction of the motion of a charged particles, but it will not change its speed*. Similarly, direction of momentum changes but magnitude of momentum does not change.

However, change in direction of velocity means that the velocity is changing. Therefore, linear momentum is not a constant in circular motion.

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Mathematically stated, Lorentz equation for magnetic part of force on a charge

#vecF=qvecvxxvecB#

Newton's second law of motion states that the force on the particle is equal to the rate of change of its momentum;

As momentum

Dividing both sides with

This means that kinetic energy is constant in time for such a motion. This is outcome of fact* stated above.