# Will a charged particle always move in direction of electric field?

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If charged particle is positive, and at rest. … Electric field lines are straight then only it will move in the direction of electric field.

## Does the charged particle always move in the direction of the electric field explain?

Electric field is a vector quantity whose direction is defined as the direction that a positive test charge would be pushed when placed in the field. … And the electric field direction about a negative source charge is always directed toward the negative source.

## Do particles move in the direction of the electric field?

The electric field has a direction, positive to negative. … If a charged particle is moving between parallel electric plates and its velocity is initially parallel to the plates it will be deflected toward the plate with opposite charge and its velocity vector will increase in magnitude.

## Do charges move along electric field lines?

The field lines are not the path of a charged particle in the electric field. It gives the direction of the force- and hence the acceleration- at each point: the direction in which a particle moves is given by the velocity. … For example, a negative charge can move in a circle around a positive charge which is at rest.

## In what direction will be positive charge 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.

## Which of the following statement is correct the electric field at a point is?

Electric field at a point is continuous if there is no charge at that point. And the field is discontinuous if there is charge at that point. So both options (b) and (c) are correct.

## 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.

## Can electric field be negative?

Electric field is not negative. It is a vector and thus has negative and positive directions. An electron being negatively charged experiences a force against the direction of the field. For a positive charge, the force is along the field.

## Can an electric field be zero?

For like charges, the electric field will be zero closer to the smaller charge and will be along the line joining the two charges. For opposite charges of equal magnitude, there will not be any zero electric fields.