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I am currently reading about electromagnetic fields:

In one of the examples in the textbook we calculate the electric field of a hydrogen proton. We then compute the electric force acting on the orbiting electron to be

[itex]8.2 \times 10^{-8} N[/itex]

So I thought I could get the acceleration magnitude from this by dividing by the mass of an electron.

[itex] \frac{ 8.2 \times 10^{-8} N }{9.1 \times 10^{-31} kg} = 9 \times 10 ^{22} \frac{m}{s^2}[/itex]

It seems like this is too fast due to speed of light. I'm assuming that the fact that the electron is orbiting somehow allows for this. Are my calculations correct? Any info would be appreciated.

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# Acceleration of electron in hydrogen atom

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