Electric Currents and Magnetic Feilds

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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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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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