College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 15 - Electric Charge, Forces, and Fields - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 554: 15


(d) down

Work Step by Step

The direction of electric field is the direction in which a force will act on positively charged particle. When a positively charged particle is placed on x=0 and y=+40cm, both the electrons will attract but with different amounts. Both electrons will attract the positive charge in down direction towards them, hence (d).
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