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Problem: The electric field at a point in space is E? =( 500 i^+700 j^)N/C.A)What is the x-component of the electric force on a proton at this point?B)What is the y-component of the electric force on a proton at this point?C)What is the x-component of the electric force on an electron at this point?D)What is the y-component of the electric force on an electron at this point?E)What is the magnitude of the proton's acceleration?F)What is the magnitude of the electron's acceleration?

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The electric force that a charge q placed in an electric field E is given by:

F=qE

From Newton's second law, the acceleration of a charge due to an electrostatic force:

a=Fm

A)

Charge of a proton = 1.6 × 10-19 C

From the electric field equation we're given:

Ex = 500 N/C

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The electric field at a point in space is E? =( 500 i^+700 j^)N/C.
A)What is the x-component of the electric force on a proton at this point?
B)What is the y-component of the electric force on a proton at this point?
C)What is the x-component of the electric force on an electron at this point?
D)What is the y-component of the electric force on an electron at this point?
E)What is the magnitude of the proton's acceleration?
F)What is the magnitude of the electron's acceleration?

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