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An electron and a protone are kept in the same electric field .will they experience same force and have same acceleration?

An electron and a protone are kept in the same electric field .will they experience same force and have same acceleration?

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SAHIL
3778 Points
5 years ago
HEY DEAR
THEY WILL EXPERIENCE SAME FORCE BUT NOT SAME ACCELERATION
BECAUSE F-qE WHERE q IS CHARGE WHICH IS SAME FOR BOTH PARTICLE AND E IS ELECTRIC FIELD WHICH IS ALSO SAME
HENCE FORCE ON BOTH PARTICLES IS SAME
BUT....
WE KNOW F=ma where a is acceleration and m is mass. As mass is different for both particles hence they will not experience same acceleration
Thanks

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