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

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## 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?

**First, determine the charge of the particles.**Measure the total charge of the particle or particles being analyzed.

**Next, determine the mass of the particles.**Measure or calculate the mass of the particle.

**Next, determine the strength of the electric field.**Measure how strong a force the electric field produces.

**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.