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**1. Homework Statement**

I've been staring at this last problem for a while now...but i really don't get it. So if someone could explain to me how to do this, that'd be great. Thanks:

In Fig. 22-64, a uniform upward electric field E of magnitude 2.00 x 10^3 N/C has been set up between two horizontal plates by charging the lower plate positively and the upper plate negatively. The plates have length L = 10.0 cm and separation d - 2.00 cm. An electron is then shot between the plates from the left edge of the lower plate. The initial velocity of V(sub zero) of the electron makes an angle theta =45.0 degrees with the lower plate and has a magnitude of 6.00 x 10^6 m/s.

(a) will the electron strike one of the plates? (b) If so, which plate and how far horizontally from the left edge will the electron strike?

I'm really confused on this...so if someone could help that'd be great. I was never really good at physics.

**2. Homework Equations**

Relevant equations? There were none provided..?

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

Can someone just point me in the right direction first? I'm a bit confused on how i'm supposed to go about even TACKLING the problem. Would i use the E= kQ/r^2 ? Since it's only one electron being acted on by the electric field? So it's like a point electric field thing?