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Direction of Electron's Acceleration

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An electron is initially moving vertically upward in an electric field that is directed horizontally to the West.

Ignoring any other fields, what is the direction of the electron's acceleration?

A

There would be no acceleration because this electric field would not apply a force on the electron.

B

The acceleration would be downward.

C

The acceleration would be upward.

D

The acceleration would be to the East.