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The electrons that produce the picture in a TV set are accelerated by a very large electric force as they pass through a small region in the neck of the picture tube. This region is
1.4 cm in length, and the electrons enter with a speed of 1× 105 m/s and leave with a speed of 1.5 × 108 m/s.

a. What is their acceleration over this 1.4 cm length? Answer in units of m/s2.

b. How long is the electron in the accelerating region? Answer in units of s.

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    BE CAREFUL OF UNITS
    The neck length is in cm!

    For a constant acceleration:
    s = distance
    v1 = initial velocity
    v2 = final velocity
    a = acceleration
    t = time

    s = (v1)(t) + (1/2)(a)(t^2)
    s and v1 are given

    v2 = v1 + (a)(t)
    so (a)(t) = v2 - v1
    v1 and v2 are given
    substitute for (a)(t) in the first equation to solve for time.
    acceleration = dv/dt = (v2 - v1)/t

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    i did not understand that! I NEED HELP!

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