Help with electric field acceleration problem.

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Homework Statement



An electron is accelerated by a constant electric field of magnitude 300 nC. a) Find the acceleration of the electron. b) Use the equations of motion with constant acceleration to find the electron's speed after 1.00x10^-8 seconds.




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I'm not sure where to start with finding the acceleration, but once I know how to do that part b is easy. Do I just plug in the elementary electron charge along with F=qE then use F=MA to solve?
 
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Yes, that's what you should do.
 
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Yes, that's what you should do.

Ok, just needed clarification on that.
 

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