(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Three 8 cm long rods form an equilateral triangle. Two of the rods are charged to +8 nC, the third to -8 nC. What is the electric field strength at the center of the triangle?

2. Relevant equations

E = 4piKλL

3. The attempt at a solution

I found the radius of the triangle to be 4.2688 cm. I tried doing E = 4(pi)(9 x 10^9)(100 nC/m) (.042688 m) but that seems wrong. Is L not the radius of the triangle?

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# Homework Help: Electric field and an equilateral triangle

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