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Kastner86

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## Homework Statement

3 Point charges are fixed in place in a right triangle. What is the electric force on the +1.0 nanoC charge due to the other two charges?

Basically you have 3 charges in a right angle as decribed, let's call them A, B, and C. In the upper left you have A, +0.8 nanoC. 8cm directly below is B, -0.6 nanoC. To the right of B at unkown distance is C, +1.0 nanoC. the distance AC is given as 10 cm.

So what is the electric force on charge C?

## Homework Equations

I know I need Coulomb's Law. F

_{E}=k[tex]\bullet[/tex]q1[tex]\bullet[/tex]q2/d

^{2}

## The Attempt at a Solution

so first i convert all charges from nanoC to C to make things easier so the charges are:

A= 8e-7

B=-6e-7

C=1e-6

then i use pathagreom's theorum to find the distance BC, which is 0.06m.

Then I draw all the Force components on point C.

First I solve for F

_{B}using Coulomb's Law and get 1.5N in the -x direction.

This seems to fine. I get stuck when trying to get the forces between point A and C...

I can get the angles... sin

^{-1}(0.06/0.1)= 37 degrees.

but i honestly have no clue what to do next, and have been scouring resources on the net for a solution and finally ended up here, still with no answer... please help!