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Problem: A free positive charge released in an electric field will a. accelerate in a direction perpendicular to the electric field. b. remain at rest. c. accelerate in the direction opposite the electric field. d. accelerate in the same direction as the electric field is pointing. e. accelerate along a circular path.

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The electric field is directed from a positively charged surface toward a negatively charged surface.

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A free positive charge released in an electric field will 
a. accelerate in a direction perpendicular to the electric field. 
b. remain at rest. 
c. accelerate in the direction opposite the electric field. 
d. accelerate in the same direction as the electric field is pointing. 
e. accelerate along a circular path.

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