Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Part 5 - Multiple-Choice Practice Exam: 5

Answer

Immediately after two separated charged particles are released from rest, both increase in speed. The sign of charge of the particles can be either the same, or opposite.

Work Step by Step

If they are the same, they will repel and both speed up. If the charges are opposite, they will attract each other and both speed up.
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