# What is the force on a stationary charge in a magnetic field?

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Aug 4, 2017

#### Answer:

Zero.

#### Explanation:

The force acting on a charge in a magnetic field is given by:

#F=abs(q_o)Bv(sinphi)# where

#abs(q_o)# is the magnitude of the charge,#B# is the strength of the magnetic field,#v# is the velocity of the charge, and#phi# is the angle between the magnetic field and the velocity.

For a stationary charge