   Chapter 15.3, Problem 15.5QQ

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

A “free” electron and a “free” proton are placed in an identical electric field. Which of the following statements are true? (a) Each particle is acted upon by the same electric force and has the same acceleration. (b) The electric force on the proton is greater in magnitude than the electric force on the electron, but in the opposite direction. (c) The electric force on the proton is equal in magnitude to the electric force on the electron, but in the opposite direction. (d) The magnitude of the acceleration of the electron is greater than that of the proton. (e) Both particles have the same acceleration.

(a)

To determine
Whether the given statement is true or false.

Explanation

Electric Force is defined as the interaction between the charges separated by a distance. It can be expressed as,

F=qE

• q is the charge.
• E is the electric field.

Acceleration is given by,

a=

(b)

To determine
Whether the given statement is true or false.

(c)

To determine
Whether the given statement is true or false.

(d)

To determine
Whether the given statement is true or false.

(e)

To determine
Whether the given statement is true or false.

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