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AP® Physics C: E & M

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Double the Charge

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Consider an isolated and positively charged sphere and an electron at location $L$ a little bit above it. Consider the effect on both the potential energy and force, if the amount of charge on the sphere is doubled.

A

Both the force and the potential energy will be doubled.

B

The force will be doubled while the potential energy will be quadrupled.

C

The force will be quadrupled while the potential energy will be doubled.

D

Both the force and the potential energy will be quadrupled.

E

The force would double, while the potential energy would not change.