Well we just learned about Coulomb's Law today but there is something that is bothering me. According to Coulomb's Law the magnitude of the force of attraction between a charged and neutral object is 0. However, the Law of Electrostatics states that a charged and neutral object should attract each other. I'm wondering is there a special case for calculating the force of attraction when one object is neutral and the other is charged?
The Attempt at a Solution
If 0 is substituted in for q1 in the equation the magnitude of the force becomes 0 no matter what the charge is on the second object.