Acceleration in the Electric Field Calculator

Enter the mass, charge, and electric field acting on a particle or object to calculate the resulting acceleration due to the electric field.

Electric Acceleration Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate the acceleration of an object due to an electric field.

a = q * E / m

  • Where a is the acceleration
  • q is the charge of the particles
  • m is the mass of the particle
  • E is the strength of the electric field.

To analyze this equation further, we can look at the equation for Newton’s law which states F = m * a. From this equation, we can solve for the acceleration. So, a = F/m where F is the force and a is the mass. In terms of electric fields and particles, this force can be calculated through the following formula. F = q * E where q is the charge of the particle and E is the strength of the electric field. Finally, substitute q*E into the F=m* equation and we have our resulting formula used by the calculator.

Acceleration in an Electric Field Definition

The acceleration in an electric field is defined as the total acceleration of a particle due to the force of an electric field.

How to calculate acceleration in an electric field?

How to calculate acceleration in an electric field?

  1. First, determine the charge of the particles.

    Measure the total charge of the particle or particles being analyzed.

  2. Next, determine the mass of the particles.

    Measure or calculate the mass of the particle.

  3. Next, determine the strength of the electric field.

    Measure how strong a force the electric field produces.

  4. Finally, calculate the acceleration.

    Calculate the acceleration using the information from steps 1-3.

FAQ

What is an acceleration in the electric field?

The acceleration in an electric field is defined as the total acceleration of a particle due to the force of an electric field.

Acceleration in the Electric Field Calculator