Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 17 - Electric Potential - Questions: 6

Answer

Yes, if the particle has a negative charge.

Work Step by Step

A negative charge spontaneously moves from a region of low electric potential to one of high potential. Use equation 17–3. If the charge is negative, and the electric potential difference is positive, the change in potential energy is negative (i.e, PE decreases).
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