I'm not sure if this has been asked, but i am in major need of help. i have 2 questions. first is determining the speed of a particle when the speed is parallel to the electric field. i talked to my prof. and he suggested finding the energy, U, and by integrating E with respect to z, by doing so, that left me with E*z from Zinitial (1-cos(theta)*L) to Zfinal(0). after doing this, i st this equal to 1/2 mv^2. to solve for the velocity, however, i am not getting the correct answer. and i'm getting frustrated. does anyone know where i am going wrong?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

my second question is finding finite value(s) where an electric field is zero. by having a +q charge at the orgin and a -2q charge at x=5.8m. my professor told me to use kq/r^2 and where q is and q or -2q and r is x and x-d respectively where d is 5.8 m. i solving and put the equation = 0, and used the quadratic formula to get the answer. However, i am not getting this correct, when i solve for x i get x^2+2xd-d^2. i have used various other ways of trying to get this answer correct, by changing the signs and and i am still getting incorrect answers. I need to do the same with electric potential, but i do not understand how i can get 2 answers from a linear equation. i am getting d-3x where d =5.8 m.

if anyone could help, i would appreciate it so much

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