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 Newtons 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*a equation and we have our resulting formula used by the calculator.