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Homework Help: Electrical Force

  1. Feb 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Thunderstorms can have an electric field of up to 3.2 105 N/C. What is the magnitude of the electric force on an electron in such a field?


    2. Relevant equations

    F=k*|q1|*|q2|/d^2


    3. The attempt at a solution

    ????
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 18, 2010 #2
    Try the definition of the electric field.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 #3
    Is that an equation?
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 #4
    Yes, there is an equation that defines the electric field (E) in terms of the force (F) acting on a probe charge (q).
     
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