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 - Electrical Properties - Misconceptual Questions: 7

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

They start from rest, so the increase in kinetic energy comes from the decrease in potential energy. Using equation 17-3, the particle’s charge times the change in potential gives the change in PE. The amount of kinetic energy gained by each particle is the magnitude of the charge multiplied by the magnitude of the change in electric potential. This product is the same for both particles.
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