BrowserUk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

The description pretty much says it all. I'm looking for a worked numerical example of a Lorentz Force calculation. Showing how the force acting on the conductor varies with voltage/current flowing through the conductor. I've looked and looked, but not found anything.

My justifictions for asking here:

  1. It's going to be used in a OpenGL simulation written in Perl.
  2. There always seems to be a person, or several persons here, that not just know any given subject, but understand the subject, whatever it may be, well enough that they can put things in terms I can unerstand. Eg. simple!
  3. My eyes just glaze over when I just attempt to parse stuff like this.

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