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Homework Help: Charge Problem-True/False

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #1
    Charge Problem--True/False

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Please explain why this statement is false:

    Particle A has twice the charge of particle B. Thus the force particle A exerts on particle B is twice as great as the force particle B exerts on particle A.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe it because there will be cancellation thus particle B will not exert any charge on A, but i'm not sure.
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  3. Feb 16, 2012 #2


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    Re: Charge Problem--True/False

    Ask Isaac Newton. See his 3rd law.
  4. Feb 16, 2012 #3
    Re: Charge Problem--True/False

    So am I right by saying one half of particle A's force is being exerted on particle B?
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