We'll determine the forces from Coulomb's law given by:
The force of q2 on q1 in the x-direction is:
k = 8.988 × 109 N m2/C2
Three charges are located as shown in the figure, with values q1 = 4.9x10-16 C, q2 = -1.5x10-16 C, q3 = 6.75x10-16 C. The charges are separated by d1 = 3.9x10-6 m and d2 = 3.9x10-6 m.
a. What is the force of q2 on q1 in the x direction, Fx? Give your answer in newtons, and recall k = 8.988 × 109 N m2/C2.
b. What is the force of q3 on q1 in the y direction, Fy? Give your answer in newtons.
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