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A proton enters a region where the electric field has a magnitude of 500 N/C and is produced by two charged plates. The length of the plates is .200M. The initial velocity is 3X10^6 m/s in the postive x direction.

A) Draw the path of the proton.
B) Find the change in the y direction of the proton.

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The expert draws the path of a proton. The change in direction with physics is given. With clear explanations and calculations, the problems are solved.

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Because, due to electric field due to parallel plates the proton will experience a force in y-direction :
Fy = qp * Ey = mp * ay
where, qp and mp are the charges and masses of the proton respectively and ay is the acceleration in ...

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