Electrostatics: Finding force experienced by charge

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1. Find the magnitude and direction of the force experienced by the charge of 3microcoulombs.


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After subtending forces of both the particles on the third one, we need to find the aggregate magnitude of the charge experienced by it.

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I was able to find all the sides of the triangle created using using the Pythagoras theorem but am not able to find the angle theta at point P to find the magnitude of the resultant Vector. That should be it right? Thanks.[/B]
 

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cnh1995
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am not able to find the angle theta at point P to find the magnitude of the resultant Vector.
Use trigonometry.
 
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Please clarify.
You have a right angled triangle with all the sides known.
You can find ∠APO using elementary trigonometry.
Have you studied trigonometry?
 

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