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Negative Charge Accelerating

SATPHY-U1KELQ

The negatively charged particle pictured below is accelerating in the direction indicated by the red arrow, due to the influence of an electric field.

Which black arrow BEST indicates the direction of the electric field at the location of this negative particle?

A

$\downarrow$

B

$\leftarrow$

C

$\uparrow$

D

$\rightarrow$

E

The electric field strength at the location of the negatively charged particle is zero.