Charged particles behave differently when different forces act upon them, in particular, we have two unique forces, gravitational and electric fields.
- Gravitational fields act with respect to the mass of the object.
- Electric fields act with respect to the electric charge of an object
First, it’s important to understand the difference between the two fields.
Gravitation & Electrical Fields
Projectile motion in a uniform field
Now, let’s learn the trajectories of charged particles in electric fields and compare them with the trajectories of projectiles in a gravitational field.