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the intensity and direction of the electric field produced by an alpha particle at a distance of 5.0 x10^-11m from the particle is
[1.2x10^12 N/C away from the alpha particle]
how do you get the direction?

thanks

  • Physics Diploma -

    What charge is an alpha particle?

    By definition, what is the direction of any E field? Answer; the direction a + test charge will follow.

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