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(If we use the page I posted as a reference)Ok. I understand. But I don't understand the steps to transform or substitutions to make to arrive to eV starting from 1/2 m vv.

The work W done on the electron is W = qV, where q is charge and V is voltage.

Since the charge in this case is the electron charge, e, we put this into the equation and get W = eV.

The kinetic energy KE that the electron gains is KE = (mv

^{2})/2.

The kinetic energy gained equals the work done, so KE = W, which means (mv

^{2})/2 = eV.