(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two hanging masses have an identical charge and create an angle theta from the vertical. If they start losing their charge and have an instantaneous velocity of XX m/s(given), find the rate in which they are losing the charge.

2. Relevant equations

Coulumbs Law

3. The attempt at a solution

The first part of the question was to find theta, which I did. I now have no idea how to handle it from here. The only thing I came up with is-

dq/dt = dx/dt * dq/dx

Where dq/dt is what I am trying to find, dx/dt is the given velocity and dq/dx would be the change in charge in terms of the distance from the vertical. I'm not sure how to find that.

Thanks.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Calculating charge dissipation given two hanging masses

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