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Electrostatic field interaction question

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1
    A quick question---given an electron and a proton "sitting" side by side at the bottom of a page--close to each other. Then given an electron sitting at the top of the page---- in a position between the 1st 2 particles. I know the question sounds ridiculously academic---but will the top electron feel both the repulsive effect of the bottom electron and the attractive effect from the bottom proton---with the effects roughly cancelling each other on the top electron------or will the fields from the bottom electron and bottom proton cancel each other before ever reaching the top electron----???
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