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Charged Particle: Motion in an Electric Field

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A positively charged particle is placed in the vicinity of a positively charged sphere that can not move.

What motion does the particle experience after it is released?

A

The charged particle moves radially away from the sphere at a constant speed.

B

The charged particle accelerates radially away from the sphere at a constant rate.

C

The charged particle accelerates radially away from the sphere at an increasing rate.

D

The charged particle accelerates radially away from the sphere at a decreasing rate.