Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 16 - Electric Charge and Electric Field - Misconceptual Questions: 13


Choice E.

Work Step by Step

If the metal ball is negatively charged it will be attracted. However, even a neutral conductor will become polarized as negative charges move to the side of the ball closer to the positively charged rod. Then the ball will be attracted to the positively-charged rod; The attraction between the unlike charges dominates the repulsion between the like charges because the unlike charges are closer.
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