# Proton and an electric field?

samblue

## Homework Statement

A proton moving to the right along the x-axis at 3.8*10^5m/s, enters a region where the electric field of intensity 5.6*10^4n/c points to the left. How far will the proton move before its speed reaches zero? Describe the subsequent motion in deatail/

## Homework Equations

dont know whethere to about doing this with force of energy so I really dont know.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Im not really sure how to start this, some helpful hints would be appretiated. Thanks.

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## Homework Equations

dont know whethere to about doing this with force of energy so I really dont know.

try $$\vec F= \vec E q$$

E is electric field vector
q is the charge feeling the force

samblue
Ok but if I work out this force easily enough how is this going to tell me what then time is when its speed gets to zero?

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F=ma, once you know a, and if it is constant then that's just kinematic in 1D....

samblue
thanks

samblue
Do you have any idea of what i would be expected to write in the "describe the motion" part?

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once you know how proton moves under the field, you are done I think....