Of the charge 'Q' initially on a tiny sphere, a portion q is to be transferred to a second, nearby sphere. Both spheres can be treated as particles. For what value of q/Q will the electrostatic force between the two spheres be maximized?
The Attempt at a Solution
The theory in this topic is giving me a little problems. i just would like to know if i'm on the correct path of thinking and working the question out.
I understand electrostatic forces either repels or attractions. Now as the questions asked for the max value for the electrostatic. i think for the max value for electrostatic force between the two particles, the charge between the two spheres must have a even distribution of charge i guess. Like the charge on particle 1 could be +5 and charge on particle 2 is also +5 but what about the if the the charge on particle 1 is greater than that of particle 2 would the force be greater? am i doing this question correct or you have to use an equation of something??