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Homework Help: Proton and Electric Field

  1. Jan 22, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The direction of an electric field at a point is the same as


    a.the force on a neutron placed at that point.

    b.the force on a proton placed at that point.

    c.the force on an electron placed at that point.

    d.the force on a hydrogen molecule placed at that point.


    2. Relevant equations

    This is really a conceptual question.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    It would be choice B. because a positively charged particle's force is in the same direction of the electric field, right?

    Thanks again.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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    Correct. The force is in the direction that a + charge will be pushed.
     
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