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Problem: A proton with an initial speed of 800000 m/s is brought to rest by an electric field.Part A. Did the proton move into a region of higher potential or lower potential?Part B. What was the potential difference that stopped the proton?ΔV = ________ VPart C - What was the initial kinetic energy of the proton, in electron volts?Ki =_________ eV

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We are required to identify the effects of change in potential on the motion of a positively charged particle and perform calculations involving energy.

Law of conservation of energy:

K0+U0+Wnc=Kf+Uf, where Wnc is the work done by non-conservative forces such as friction.

Kinetic energy:

K=12mv2

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A proton with an initial speed of 800000 m/s is brought to rest by an electric field.

Part A. Did the proton move into a region of higher potential or lower potential?

Part B. What was the potential difference that stopped the proton?
ΔV = ________ V

Part C - What was the initial kinetic energy of the proton, in electron volts?
Ki =_________ eV

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