Problem: You are asked to consult for the citys research hospital, where a group of doctors is investigating the bombardment of cancer tumors with high-energy ions. The ions are fired directly toward the center of the tumor at speeds of 5.1 106/s. To cover the entire tumor area, the ions are deflected sideways by passing them between two charged metal plates that accelerate the ions perpendicular to the direction of their initial motion. The acceleration region is 5.0 cm long, and the ends of the acceleration plates are 1.5 m from the patient. What sideways acceleration is required to deflect an ion 2.0 cm to one side?

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You are asked to consult for the citys research hospital, where a group of doctors is investigating the bombardment of cancer tumors with high-energy ions. The ions are fired directly toward the center of the tumor at speeds of 5.1 106/s. To cover the entire tumor area, the ions are deflected sideways by passing them between two charged metal plates that accelerate the ions perpendicular to the direction of their initial motion. The acceleration region is 5.0 cm long, and the ends of the acceleration plates are 1.5 m from the patient. A figure shows a schematic of an ion beam system. A positive ion travels through parallel acceleration plates that are 5.0 centimeters long towards a target. The plates deflect the ion upwards from its initial course. Leaving the plates, the ion travels in a straight line to the target 1.5 meters away from the plates.

What sideways acceleration is required to deflect an ion 2.0 cm to one side?

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