Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 17 - Electrical Properties - Misconceptual Questions: 6

Answer

Choice E.

Work Step by Step

The magnitude of the force is qE. Both particles have the same magnitude of charge and feel the same electric field. They feel the same magnitude force, but in opposite directions. Incidentally, because the electron is lighter, it will experience a greater acceleration.
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