Problem: A charged particle is caused to move between two electrically charged plates, as shown in the diagram. You may want to reference (Pages 46 - 49) Section 2.2 while completing this problem.As the mass of the particle is increased while the speed of the particles remains the same, would you expect the bending to increase, decrease, or stay the same?

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  • It takes more energy to bend the path of a more massive particle.
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A charged particle is caused to move between two electrically charged plates, as shown in the diagram. A diagram shows a particle moving between two plates; one plate has a positive charge and the other has a negative charge. The particle bends toward the positively charged plate.

You may want to reference (Pages 46 - 49) Section 2.2 while completing this problem.

As the mass of the particle is increased while the speed of the particles remains the same, would you expect the bending to increase, decrease, or stay the same?

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