Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 22 - Think and Explain - Page 427-428: 74


Earth is negatively charged.

Work Step by Step

See Figure 22.17. If it were positively charged, the electric field would point away from the charge. The direction of the electric field is the direction in which a positive test charge would feel a force.
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