HW1: Particle Mechanics
482/681, Dr. Lawlor
In this homework, use a particle system to simulate the motion of a
set of electrons injected in a uniform
magnetic field. Confine the electrons inside a sphere
not centered at the origin. Because the sphere is symmetric,
you can pick the magnetic field's orientation.
You can ignore gravity, and but your simulation should consider the
Coulomb electrostatic repulsion between the electrons.
For undergraduate students, you may assume electrons stick to the
For graduate students, your electrons should bounce off
the sphere, and if the simulation runs for a long time, the electron
motions should stay reasonable.
Hint: if the magnetic field strength is too high, it becomes
difficult to keep the electrons inside the sphere.
To save your PixAnvil simulation, hit the "Save" tab, select all the
text, and save it to a .html file using a plain text editor such as
Notepad. Turn in your updated .html simulation as a .zip file
Blackboard (you'll need to log in first)
before the end of the day of Monday, February 6.