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Homework Help: Dipole Moment

  1. May 1, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Determine the dipole moment for the following charge distributions: 1.5uC each at (0,3), (0,5), where the coordinates are in cm.

    2. Relevant equations

    p=qd

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Since the coordinates are (0,3) and (0,5) d is 2cm or 0.02m and q is 1.5uC or 1.5E-6C. Which then leads to p=(1.5E-6C)(0.02m)=3E-8Cm.

    My only problem is that this seems way to easy. Am I missing something obvious?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2012 #2
    It seems to me like the distributions are like point charges and then it is simple.
     
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