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AP® Physics C: E & M

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Force 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

The magnitude of force is greater on the electron.

B

The magnitude of force is greater on the proton.

C

The magnitude of the force is the same on both the electron and proton, but not the direction​.

D

The direction of the force, but not the magnitude, is the same on both the electron.

E

Both the magnitude and direction are the same for the proton and electron.