# Particle Speed And Acceleration ?

• Kylle
In summary, a user on the Physics Forum has asked a question about calculating the speed and acceleration of a charged particle in a vacuum tube with applied voltage. Another user responds by stating that the final speed can be calculated using energy conservation, but the acceleration depends on the length of the tube. They also provide a link with kinematical equations to help calculate the acceleration. The original user thanks them for their help.
Kylle
Hallo Physics Forum

I have a question, if you have a particle( a charged particle ) in a vacuum tube with applied voltage
then how can you calculate the speed and acceleration it will get in the tube when there's applied voltage to the tube

https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=4290

Zz.

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Kylle said:
Hallo Physics Forum

I have a question, if you have a particle( a charged particle ) in a vacuum tube with applied voltage
then how can you calculate the speed and acceleration it will get in the tube when there's applied voltage to the tube

You can calculate its final speed (just use energy conservation), but not its acceleration which depends on the length of the tube.

dauto said:
You can calculate its final speed (just use energy conservation), but not its acceleration which depends on the length of the tube.

If you or anyone knows have to calculate the acceleration in a tube with length x
It whould be very usefull

Kylle said:
If you or anyone knows have to calculate the acceleration in a tube with length x
It whould be very usefull

Did you even look at the link I gave you? You have all the kinematical equations that you need to find the acceleration!

Zz.

ZapperZ said:
Did you even look at the link I gave you? You have all the kinematical equations that you need to find the acceleration!

Zz...

Oh sorry.
Thanks for the help. It helped alot

## 1. What is particle speed and acceleration?

Particle speed and acceleration are measures of how fast and in what direction a particle is moving. Speed is the rate of change of distance over time, while acceleration is the rate of change of velocity over time.

## 2. How are particle speed and acceleration related?

Particle speed and acceleration are related by the equation acceleration = change in speed / time. This means that the acceleration of a particle is directly proportional to the change in its speed over time.

## 3. What factors affect particle speed and acceleration?

Particle speed and acceleration can be affected by various factors such as the force acting on the particle, the mass of the particle, and any external influences such as friction or air resistance.

## 4. How can particle speed and acceleration be measured?

Particle speed and acceleration can be measured using various instruments such as speedometers, accelerometers, and motion sensors. These instruments can track the movement of particles and calculate their speed and acceleration.

## 5. What are some real-world applications of particle speed and acceleration?

Particle speed and acceleration have many practical applications in fields such as physics, engineering, and sports. They are used to study the motion of objects, design efficient machines, and improve athletic performance.

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