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AP® Physics C: E & M

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Acceleration from Large Charge

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An electron and a proton are both released from rest 1 meter from a large stationary negative charge. Considering only the force from the large stationary negative charge on the proton and electron, which of the following is true?

A

Neither the proton nor the electron will accelerate.

B

The initial acceleration of the proton is greater.

C

Both the electron and proton have the same non-zero initial acceleration.

D

The initial acceleration of the electron is greater.

E

The acceleration of the proton will decrease.