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Electricity and Magnetism

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Electric Fields and Equipotentials

EANDM-SVOUUK

The figure below shows a series of equipotential surfaces between a grounded metal plate (in blue) and a charged ellipsoid (in red).

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An electron is released at the point $P$. At the instant it is released in which direction (indicated by the lettered arrows A-H in the figure) will it move?

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

F

F

G

G

H

H