A point charge is released from rest in a region containing an electric field.

By Allen Kazadi
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A point charge is released from rest in a region containing an electric field. The charge will start to move

a. in a direction that makes its potential energy increase
b. in a direction that makes its potential energy decrease
c. along a path of constant potential energy
d. Either a or b, depending on the sign of the point charge

Answer:

b) in a direction that makes its potential energy decrease.

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