# Accelerating electrons#

A simple and common technique for accelerating electrons is shown in the figure, where there is a uniform electric field between two plates. Electrons are released from rest, usually from a hot filament, near the negative plate, and there is a small hole in the positive plate that allows the electrons to pass through it.

## Question Text#

Calculate the acceleration of the electron if the field strength is $$1.80\times 10^4$$ $$\textrm{ N/C}$$.

$$a=$$ $$~\mathrm{m}/\mathrm{s}^2$$