# Calculate the work done accelerating a proton

1. Jun 2, 2005

### bayan

Hi mates.

I was doing a practice exam and I came across an interesting question.
Calculate the work done accelerating a proton to a speed of $$6.00*10^7 ms^-1$$ from rest.

Proton mass $$=$$ $$1.67*10^-27$$

How would I go about solving it?

2. Jun 2, 2005

### Nylex

It will just be the kinetic energy of the proton when it has that speed (since it started from rest).

3. Jun 2, 2005

### bayan

thank you mate :)