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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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An antiproton (same properties as a proton except that ) is moving in the combined electric and magnetic fields of FIGURE. What are the magnitude and direction of the antiproton’s acceleration at this instant?

Acceleration, upward

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Step by Step Solution

Step1: Magnetic attraction (part a)

Due to the electrical field , the electrical force is exerted on the charge, and it's given by

Because antiproton charge is negative, the electrical field exerts an electrical force during a downward direction.

Equation of magnetic attraction,

Step2: Magnetic attraction (part b)

The magnetism is exerted upward within the wrong way of the electrical field force, In keeping with the right hand rule. As a result, the antiproton is subjected to the web force of the forces.

Step3: Finalization

Put the values in equation

The antiproton goes within the direction of the magnetic pull because the acceleration is positive. As a result, the acceleration is upward.

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