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Homework Help: Electrostatic force on nonlinear charges

  1. Jan 18, 2006 #1
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    What is the strength of the electrostatic
    force on the top charge? Answer in units of N.

    I tried breaking it down into components of Fabx + Fbcx ect. but I still don't get a correct answer. Is there a different approach I should take? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Jan 18, 2006 #2


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    You're using the right approach - but you're just not executing it properly.
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