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Charges interaction

  1. Jul 23, 2015 #1
    what are the generalised and more quicker ways of finding Force that multiple charges (4 charges along the y-axis and x-axis at most) exert on the origin charge Q. i have used a cartesian plane to try solve for the vectors but seem to not get to the right answer.
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  3. Jul 23, 2015 #2
    there's no "fast" way. you need to exploit all the symmetries you have, if you have no symmetry you just have to grind out the vector algebra and projections
  4. Jul 23, 2015 #3
    Using vector addition along x-axis and y-axis ?
  5. Jul 23, 2015 #4
  6. Jul 23, 2015 #5
    So what's your problem since you have got the way to solve it?
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