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

The figure below shows a test charge q between the two positive charges. Find the force (in newtons) on the test charge for q = -4 µC.

a)Give a positive answer if the force is to the right and a negative answer if the force is to the left.

b.)For the previous question, find the electric field (in newtons/coulomb) at the position of test charge. Again, supply a positive value if the electric field points to the right and a negative value if it points to the left.

2. Relevant equations

F=ke|q1|q2|/r^2

E=F/qo

3. The attempt at a solution

a)F21=ke(2x10-6)(4x10-6)/(3x10-2)^2 = 80 to the left

F23=ke(4x10-6)(3x10-6)/(2x10-2)^2 = 269.7 to the right

F2 =190

b)E=190/-4x10-6 =-4.75e7

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

How much work (in joules) is done in moving a charge of 2.5μC a distance of 22 cm along an equipotential at 9~V?

2. Relevant equations

W=-change in PE, where PE = q(change in volts)

3. The attempt at a solution

W=-2.5e-6(9)=-2.25e-5 J

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