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an electron is released from rest in a region of space with a nonzero electric field. which of the following statement is true (a) the electron will begin moving towards a region of higher potential (b) the electron will begin moving towards a region of lower potential (c) the electron will begin moving along a line of lower potential (d) nothing can be concluded unless the direction of the electric field is known please give me answer with reason.

an electron is released from rest in a region of space with a nonzero electric field. which of the following statement is true


 (a) the electron will begin moving towards a region of higher potential


 (b) the electron will begin moving towards a region of lower potential


 (c) the electron will begin moving along a line of lower potential


 (d) nothing can be concluded unless the direction of the electric field is known


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please give me answer with reason.


 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Ashish Gupta IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 12 Points
6 years ago
\text{The ans is a. Along the direction of electric field potential decreases and electric field lines emanate from a positve charge source. Electron will move towards positive charge source i.e. opposite to direction of electric field i.e. towards higher potential.}

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