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# The Force experienced by an Electron in a Uniform Electric Field

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What force is experienced by an electron (charge magnitude 1.6 x 10^-19 Coulomb) in the electric field created by a 8-volt battery (assume negligible internal resistance) in a uniform conducting wire 2.5 meters long?

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Potential across the wire = V = 8 V

Length of the wire = L = 2.5 m

Magnitude of electric field created with in the wire = E = V/L = 8/2.5 = 3.2 V/m

Force experienced by a charge q in a uniform electric field E is given by qE. Hence, the force experienced by the electron in the conductor = F = eE = 1.6 x 10^-19 x 3.2 = 5.12 x 10^-19 N

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