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Force between charges

  1. Mar 17, 2015 #1
    I'm a little confused by the formula used to find the charge between 2 charges. The formula is fe = kq1q2/r^2. How does this work for two objects such as a neutral object and a charged object? They are attracted to each other due to distribution of the charges, but the formula doesn't show that. Does this formula only work if the two objects have evenly distributed charges?
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2015 #2

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

    The formula only works between point charges. To get the force between other configurations you have to integrate.
     
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