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An electron is traveling through a region of space in which the electric field is along the +x direction and has a magnitude of 1560 N/C. What is the acceleration of the electron?
acceleration = eE/m
e is the electron charge, m is the electron mass and E is the electric field
The answer should have a minus sign because an electron will accelerate in the -x direction, due to its negative charge. The natural constant "e" is always listed as a positive number.