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Problem: Two particles with charges q1 and q2 are separated by distance d. Rank these scenarios according to the magnitude of the electrostatic (coulombic) potential energy. Ignore sign.1.q1= +1q2= -1d= 3A2.q1= +1q2= -1d= 1A3.q1= +4q2= -4d= 4A

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Two particles with charges q1 and q2 are separated by distance d. Rank these scenarios according to the magnitude of the electrostatic (coulombic) potential energy. Ignore sign.

1.
q1= +1
q2= -1
d= 3A

2.
q1= +1
q2= -1
d= 1A

3.
q1= +4
q2= -4
d= 4A

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