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# Electrostatics: Coulomb's Force due to two charges.

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The charges at the coordinate origin has a value of q1 8.00 x 10^-6, the other two charges have identical magnitudes, but opposite signs: q2 = -5.00 x 10^-6 and q3 = + 5.00 X 10^-6.

a) Determine the net force (magnitude and direction) exerted on q1 by the other two charges.

b) If q1 had a mass of 1.50 g and it were free to move, what would be its acceleration?

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The charges at the coordinate orgin has a value of q1 8.00 x 10^-6, the other two charges have identical magnitudes, but opposite signs: q2 = -5.00 x 10^-6 and q3 = + 5.00 X 10^-6.
a) determine the net force(magnitude and direction) exerted on q1 by the other two charges.
b) if q1 had a mass of 1.50 g and it were free to move, what would be its ...

#### Solution Summary

Force on a charge due to to other charges in the plane and the acceleration of the particle is calculated.

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