When a charged object is placed in an uniform electric field why does the object accelerates? Please also state the nature of acceleration.

Asked by Suyog Gadhave | 11th Oct, 2013, 10:41: AM

Expert Answer:

When a charged particle is placed in an electric field, a force acts on the particle.
 
This force is given as F = qE.
 
Now, according to Newton's second law, a force acting on a body produces acceleration in the body. This acceleration is given as
 
a = F/m = qE/m
 
The accelration so produced in the body is uniform acceleration, that is, it remains constant throughout the motion of the body.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 11th Oct, 2013, 02:54: PM

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