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An alpha particle (the nucleus of a helium atom) has a mass of 6.64x10-27kg and a charge of +2e. What are the (a)magnitude and (b)direction of the electric field that will balance the gravitational force on the particle?

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The gravitational force on the particle is simply its weight Mg:

W = Mg

The electric force on charge q due to the electric field E is:


For balance these two ...

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The solution explains how to find teh electric field from force balance considerations.

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