Charged particle near the Earth#

Part 1#

What is the magnitude of the electric field that supports the weight of a free proton near the surface of the Earth?

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

Part 2#

What is the direction of the electric field?

Answer Section#

  • Away from the surface of the Earth.

  • Towards the surface of the Earth.

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Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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