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Uniform Electric Field: Motion of Positively Charged Particle

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An electric field can be created between two oppositely charged plates that are parallel. The field is uniform at locations between the plates that are not near the edges of the plates.

If a positively charged particle is placed in the uniform electric field and released, which of the following statements describe the motion of the particle?

A

The particle moves toward the negative plate at a constant speed.

B

The particle accelerates toward the negative plate at a constant rate.

C

The particle accelerates toward the negative plate at an increasing rate.

D

The particle accelerates toward the negative plate at a decreasing rate.