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Homework Help: Electric field

  1. Aug 26, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the magnitude and direction of the electric force if a charge of −3.5 × 10−7 C is placed in a field of 12 N/C

    2. Relevant equations
    e = Fe/q

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I just plugged in values into the equations to find Fe and my answer was negative so the force is going to the left? I was just wondering if i did this right! thank you!​
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2


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    Positve force implies it is in the same direction as the field, negative in the opposite direction to the field.
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