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Problem: A uniform electric field exists in the region between two oppositely charged plane parallel plates. A proton is released from rest at the surface of the positively charged plate and strikes the surface of the opposite plate, 1.20 cm distant from the first, in a time interval of 3.80×10−6 sPart AFind the magnitude of the electric field.Part BFind the speed of the proton when it strikes the negatively charged plate.

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The force that a charge experiences when placed at a point is given by:

F=qE

We also need Newton's second law of motion here, which is expressed as:

ΣF=ma

Comparing the two equations:

qE=maE=maq

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A uniform electric field exists in the region between two oppositely charged plane parallel plates. A proton is released from rest at the surface of the positively charged plate and strikes the surface of the opposite plate, 1.20 cm distant from the first, in a time interval of 3.80×10−6 s

Part A

Find the magnitude of the electric field.

Part B

Find the speed of the proton when it strikes the negatively charged plate.

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