41. We take the positive direction to be to the right in the fgure. 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
feld,
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
x
=
1
2
a
p
t
2
and the
coordinate oF the electron is
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 Physics, Acceleration, Mass

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