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51. We take the positive direction to be to the right in the figure. The acceleration of the
proton is
a
p
=
eE
/
m
p
and the acceleration of the electron is
a
e
= –
eE
/
m
e
, where
E
is the
magnitude of the electric field,
m
p
is the mass of the proton, and
m
e
is the mass of the
electron. We take the origin to be at the initial position of the proton. Then, the coordinate
of the proton at time
t
is
xa
t
p
=
1
2
2
and the coordinate of the electron is
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2010 for the course PHYSICS 433 taught by Professor Ks during the Spring '10 term at The Petroleum Institute.
 Spring '10
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 Acceleration, Mass

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