# Find electron's acceleration and final velocity

An electron has a mass of 9.1*10^-31 kg. Between the electrodes of a cathode-ray tube, it moves a distance of 4.0mm, accelerated by a net electrical force of 5.6*10^-15 N. Assuming it started by rest, find it's acceleration and final velocity.

I found the acceleration to be 6.15*10^15 m/s^2, which is confirmed by the answer book, but how can I get the final velocity without change in time? distance dont help at all if I dont know average velocity...

u have accel, v1, and distance

OlderDan
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An electron has a mass of 9.1*10^-31 kg. Between the electrodes of a cathode-ray tube, it moves a distance of 4.0mm, accelerated by a net electrical force of 5.6*10^-15 N. Assuming it started by rest, find it's acceleration and final velocity.

I found the acceleration to be 6.15*10^15 m/s^2, which is confirmed by the answer book, but how can I get the final velocity without change in time? distance dont help at all if I dont know average velocity...

Force times distance in the direction of the force is work, and that equals change in kinetic energy.

Edit
OOPs.. two suggestions flying at the same time. They both lead to the same conclusion.

Ok I see, thanks.