Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 22 - Think and Explain: 81

Answer

The forces are equal in magnitude, oppo­site in di­rection.

Work Step by Step

The electric force on a charge q in an electric field E is given by qE. The charges on a proton and electron are equal and opposite. The forces they experience in the same electric field are therefore also equal and opposite.
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