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The speed at which a proton strikes the positive plate (uniform electric field).

  1. Dec 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Here is the problem given. The answer is E.
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    2. Relevant equations

    No equations are given. Assumed use of standard equations for electric field and force involving electric field.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried using a few equations (E = F/q0), (F = mv^2), (E=(1/(4piEp0))(q/r^2)), and solving, but no luck. Could someone please give me guidance?
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2012 #2

    gneill

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    If you can determine the force F acting on the charge, and this force acts on the proton over a distance of 7 cm, how much work is done?
     
  4. Dec 11, 2012 #3
    Alright so I just remembered the simple equation F = qE so now I'm going to attempt what you said. Physics is not my strength however, so I will probably be back.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2012 #4

    gneill

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    No worries, we'll be here!
     
  6. Dec 11, 2012 #5
    Thank you for your tip. I was able to solve it!
     
  7. Dec 11, 2012 #6

    gneill

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    Excellent.
     
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