Problem: An electron is released from rest at point B (as shown to the right), where the potential is 0 V. Afterward, the electron:  a. remains at rest at B.b. moves toward A with a steady speed. c. moves toward A with an increasing speed. d. moves toward C with a steady speed. e. moves toward C with an increasing speed.

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The electric field is moving from positive to negative. A negatively charged electron moves in the opposite direction to the field.

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An electron is released from rest at point B (as shown to the right), where the potential is 0 V. Afterward, the electron: 


 

a. remains at rest at B.

b. moves toward A with a steady speed. 

c. moves toward A with an increasing speed. 

d. moves toward C with a steady speed. 

e. moves toward C with an increasing speed.

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