Physics Grade 12 Electricity (WHAT DID I DO WRONG)

In summary, the conversation discusses a question involving Coulomb's constant, the charge and rest mass of protons and electrons, and the equations needed to solve the problem. The question involves finding the acceleration, electric field, and voltage across parallel plates in a given scenario. The person asking for help has made a mistake in their attempt at solving the question and is seeking clarification. The correct equation and steps to solve the question are provided.
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Homework Statement



Constants Given
Colombs constant = 9 x 10^9
Charge of Proton = 1.6 x10^-19
Proton rest mass=1.673 x 10-27
Charge of electron = -1.6 x 10^-19
Electron Rest Mass = 9.11 x 10^-31 kg


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The Attempt at a Solution



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Can anyone tell me what i did wrong in my attempt to solve the question.
 

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That red mark sure isn't clear! It does indicate that Vi*t = 0 but not that half the solution has been left out.
You have for the vertical part of the motion
d = Vi*t + ½*a*t²
The Vi vertically is zero, so forget the Vi*t. The next line should read:
.01 = ½*a*(5x10-⁹)²
That should be solved for the acceleration.
Then, use that value to calculate the vertical force, electric field and finally the voltage across the parallel plates that causes the electric field that causes the force on the electron.
 

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