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Two point charges are placed on the x axis. The first charge, q1 = 8.00nC , is placed a distance 16.0 m from the origin along the positive x axis; the second charge, q2 = 6.0nC , is placed a distance 9.00m from the origin along the negative x axis.
Find the electric field at the origin, point O.
What is Eox, Eoy=?
Give the x and y components of the electric field as an ordered pair. Express your answer in newtons per coulomb to three significant figures. Keep in mind that an x component that points to the right is positive and a y component that points upward is positive.
So here is what i did....
Using Coulombs equation to frind electric field E=kQ/r(sqrd)
I converted from nC to C and found E for both charges.
Then since they're asking for vector component. I plugged the number(E) in to i^hat of both charges, and the j^hat is zero. Then i added it. But its saying that my answer is wrong. can somebody please help me.
What am i missing here? I am probably skipping the most important part of this problem......
Find the electric field at the origin, point O.
What is Eox, Eoy=?
Give the x and y components of the electric field as an ordered pair. Express your answer in newtons per coulomb to three significant figures. Keep in mind that an x component that points to the right is positive and a y component that points upward is positive.
So here is what i did....
Using Coulombs equation to frind electric field E=kQ/r(sqrd)
I converted from nC to C and found E for both charges.
Then since they're asking for vector component. I plugged the number(E) in to i^hat of both charges, and the j^hat is zero. Then i added it. But its saying that my answer is wrong. can somebody please help me.
What am i missing here? I am probably skipping the most important part of this problem......
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