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Coulomb's Law and Two Point Charges

Two point charges have a total charge of 590 uC. When placed 1.30 m apart, the force each exerts on the other is 22.8 N and is repulsive. What is the charge on each?

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The Coulomb force is: F = kq^2 / r^2,
and the total charge is: 2q = Q.

So we ...

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