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Homework Help: Electric Currents and Magnetic Feilds

  1. Jan 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If you put a POSITIVE test charge in an electric field, does it move toward a higher or lower potential? If you put a NEGATIVE test charge in an electric field, does it move toward a higher or lower potential?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    seeking an explanation.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    You can answer this question yourself if you first answer the following two

    1. If a positive charge is released from rest in a an electric field does it move in the same direction as the E field lines or in the opposite direction? What if the charge is negative?

    2. Do electric field lines point from a region of high potential to a region of low potential or the other way around?
     
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