Problem: A point charge q1 = -4.00 nC is at the point x = 0.600 meters, y = 0.800 meters, and a second point charge q2 = +6.00 nC is at the point x = 0.600 meters, y = 0. A) Calculate the magnitude E of the net electric field at the origin due to these two point charges.B) What is the direction, relative to the negative x-axis, of the net electric field at the origin due to these two point charges?

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Electric field due to point charge:

E=kqr2

Vector magnitude and direction:

|r|=rx2+ry2

tanθ=ryrx

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A point charge q1 = -4.00 nC is at the point x = 0.600 meters, y = 0.800 meters, and a second point charge q2 = +6.00 nC is at the point x = 0.600 meters, y = 0. 

A) Calculate the magnitude E of the net electric field at the origin due to these two point charges.

B) What is the direction, relative to the negative x-axis, of the net electric field at the origin due to these two point charges?