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Homework Help: Electric Field Problem

  1. Mar 3, 2005 #1
    Hey all, I'm not sure where to start on this question. :confused: :confused: Any ideas would be spectacular.

    A tiny conducting ball of mass 1.00 g and charge 20.0 times [tex]10^{-6}[/tex] is hung from a non-conducting, massless thread. The electric field of magnitude [tex]10^3N/C[/tex] existing in this region is uniform and horizontal. Find the maximum angle of deviation between the thread and the vertical for the equilibrium, position of the ball.

    Thanks Everyone
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 3, 2005 #2
    Think about the forces involved. What condition must be satisfied for equilibrium? Edit: diagrams usually help in problems like this, too.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2005
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