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Coulombs law and particle charges

  1. Aug 28, 2016 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An electron and another particle experience an attractive force of 0.0096 N when they are 0.001m apart. what is the charge of the other particle
    q1= -1.602E-19
    2. Relevant equation
    how do you find q2 out to solve the equation
    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
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  3. Aug 28, 2016 #2
    What do you think, what kind of force is working between the two charges ?

    You yourself have said about the law, just find out its mathematical form and then you can solve it easily.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  4. Aug 28, 2016 #3


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    1. Write out (symbolically) the relevant equation (This should appear in the Relevant Equations portion of your post).
    2. Solve (algebra) for desired unknown.
    3. Replace the known variables with their given numerical values
    4. Crunch the numbers to arrive at the result.
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