Proton and Electric Field

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Homework Statement



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.


Homework Equations



This is really a conceptual question.

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.
 

Answers and Replies

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

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