# 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 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.