A negatively charged particle initially at rest is placed in an electric field that varies from point to point. There are no other fields.

## How will a negatively charged particle initially at rest in an electric field tend to move?

Will a negatively charged particle, initially at rest in an electric field, tend to move toward a region of **lower electric potential** if released? Explain. Electric field points from higher potential to lower potential and negatively charged particle always moves towards higher potential.

## Will a negative charge initially at rest move towards lower or higher electric potential?

A **negative charge** at **rest** in an **electric** field **will move** toward the region of **higher potential**, so that its **potential** energy diminishes and converts into the kinetic energy of motion. … The situation for a positive **charge** is opposite, it **will move** toward the region of **lower potential**.

## When a charged particle is initially at rest in an electric field it will move along the electric line of force during its motion?

If the charged particle is initially at rest in an electric field, it will move along the electric lines of force. But when the initial velocity of charged particle makes some angle with the lines of force then the resultant with the lines of force then the resultant path is not along the line of force.

## In what direction will a negatively charged particle move in an electric field?

This indicates that the force is equal at all points in the field. Negatively charged particles, for example electrons will move in **the opposite direction to the arrow**.

## What is the acceleration of a charged particle in an electric field?

Formula used:The formula of the force is given by F=m⋅a where F is the force m is the mass and a is the acceleration of the body. The force on the charge is equal to **F=q⋅E** where F is the force E is the electric field and q is the charged particle.

## Is it possible for an electric field to exist at some point in space at which there is no charge?

Physics 100. Q20 Is it possible for an electric field to exist at some point in space at which there is no charge? **Yes**, all we need to have is a charge somewhere in space that can exert a force on a positive test charge brought to that point in space.

## Is the electric potential inside a parallel plate capacitor constant?

We are required to explain the change in the electric potential in a parallel plate capacitor. … **(σ/ε _{}) is a constant**, implying that electric potential varies linearly. Thus, the electric potential decreases linearly from the positive plate to the negative plate.

## What is the sign of the electric potential near a positive charge?

If a positive charge is to be brought in a field near positive charge, **it has to work against the field**, overcoming the repulsive force. So we have to put in energy in the process. Hence the potential at the point is positive.

## When a negative charge is released and moves in electric field?

**lower electric potential** and higher potential energy.

## Can a uniform magnetic field be used to speed up a charged particle?

The reason is that the **magnetic field doesn’t affect the speed** is because the magnetic field applies a force perpendicular to the velocity. Hence, the force can’t do work on the particle. … So it can not change the speed.

## How do Charges move in an electric field?

A positive charge placed in an electric field will tend **to move in the direction of the electric field lines** and a negative charge will tend to move opposite to the direction of the electric field lines. where θ is the angle between the field and displacement vectors or the force and displacement vectors.