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Electric Fields of Charge Distributions

Two protons are 3.6 nm apart.

Find the magnitude of the electric field (a) 4.8 nm and (b) 200 nm to the right of the right-hand proton in the figure above. (c) Show that your answer to (b) in nearly equal to the field of a single charge 2e located midway between the two protons.

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This solution finds the magnitude of an electric field.