Motion of a charged particle in a uniform field

Motion of a charged particle in a uniform field

Throw an electron into this uniform field and what do you get?

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The electron experiences a constant force upwards due to the field. This results in projectile motion - it's exactly the same as throwing a stone off a cliff in a uniform gravitational field except here the electron goes up not down.

Refer back to the section on projectile motion to work this out but remember, projectiles experience:-

  • constant horizontal velocity
  • constant vertical acceleration

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