Problem: (a) Find the direction and magnitude of an electric field that exerts a 4.80x10-17 N westward force on an electron. (b) What magnitude and direction force does this field exert on a proton?

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Electric force:

F=qE

(a)

The electric field becomes, E = F/q

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(a) Find the direction and magnitude of an electric field that exerts a 4.80x10-17 N westward force on an electron. 

(b) What magnitude and direction force does this field exert on a proton?

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