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Section 9.8


Unless you are following a style guide that specifies otherwise, observe the following conventions.

Integrate equations into the body of your document by including in the text one or more explicit references to each one and, if appropriate, a short explanation of each term.

Include only the main equations in the body of the document. Detailed derivations and calculations, if appropriate, should be put in appendixes.

Set off equations from the text by displaying them, centered on the longest line, and with equation numbers as shown.

An ion in crossed electric and magnetic fields drifts at right angles to both fields with a velocity of

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(Eq. 7)

where Vd is the drift velocity, Es is the magnitude of the static field, and B is the magnetic field strength. If Vd were to approach unity, the behavior of the electric . . .

Guidelines for Displaying Equations

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