Suppose that the magnitude of the charge on the yellow sphere is determined to be 2q and at (d2cos(theta), -d2cos(theta). Calculate the charge q_red on the red sphere at (d1,0) with a positive blue sphere,q, at the origin and whose net force,F, is in the direction of -y. The yellow sphere is negative and the red sphere is positive. ( See picture bellow) Express your answer in terms of q, d1,d2, and theta. Well the Fx on blue due to the yellow sphere= k(2q)(q)/(d2cos(theta))^2 and the Fx on blue due to the red sphere = - k(q_red)(q)/(d1)^2 Now what? I am unsure as to what to do now. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Stephen
I would? because of the fact that there is no net force along the x axis. Hence all x components of the force must cancel out to equal 0. Do you not get the right answer by doing that?
I set them equal to each other and solved for q_red and got: q_red= 2qd1^2/(d2^2)(cos(theta)^2) Did I set up the original equations correctly? And did I find q_red correctly in terms of q, d1,d2, and theta? Thank you. I really appreciate the help. Stephen
Not to be a bother but I have to turn this in tomorrow. So if you can please tell me whether or not I set the problem up correctly and got the correct formula for q_red: q_red= 2qd1^2/[(d2cos(theta))^2]? Thanks I would really appreciate it. Stephen