In this problem, we'll use the equation of the electric field at a point due to charge, q:
, where r is the distance between the charge and the point. k is Coulomb constant.
Let's review what we have:
q1 = 5.00 nC at y = 8 cm
q2 = 5.00 nC at y = 0 cm
q3 = 5.00 nC at y = - 8 cm
All the charges are positive.
This means that the electric field from each charge would be directed away from the charges.
Three positive point charges (Figure 1) are spaced equally along the y axis (), = 5.00 at , = 5.00 at , and = 5.00at . Find the x and y components of the total electric field and at point, which is located on the x-axis at x = 6.00
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