Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Find the coulomb force on a point charge

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Calculate the Coulomb force on q1 (q1 on left, q2 in the middle, q3 on the right). Choose forces to the right be positive and forces to the left negative. Assume q1 = 1.51 C, q2 = 6.24 C and q3 = -2.22 C. r1 = 2.87 cm (distance between q1 and q2) and r2 = 1.88 cm (distance between q2 and q3).

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 10:01 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/physics/charge/coulomb-force-point-charge-292581

    Attachments

    Solution Preview

    Electrostatic Forces - 3 Charges I
    Calculate the Coulomb force on q1, as seen in the figure below. Choose forces to the right be positive and forces to the left negative.

    Solution:
    There are two forces acting on q1 - one is the repulsive force from q2 (F12 - force on q1 due to q2) and the ...

    Solution Summary

    In this exercise, three point charges are placed in a straight line. The coulomb force on one of the point charge due to the other two is calculated and the direction is also determined.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT