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Homework Help: Electrostatics problem

  1. Mar 18, 2007 #1
    A particle having mass m and charge q moves along a line under the action of an electric field E = alpha – beta *x where alpha and beta are positive constants and x is the distance from a point where the particle was initially at rest. Then, for an observer moving with acceleration q*alpha/m

    1.) The motion of the particle is simple oscillatory
    2.) The amplitude of the particle is alpha/beta
    3.) The mean position of the particle is at x = alpha/beta
    4.) The maximum acceleration of the particle is q*alpha/m

    Please answer the question
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2007 #2
    Please show your attempt at a solution.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2007 #3
    well on working out the problem i got the answers 1) , but there is a multiple answer to the question
     
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