# Force of charged particles

1. Dec 4, 2005

### comtngal

When a positive and negative charge are held close to each other and then released, does the force on each particle increase, decrease, or stay the same?

2. Dec 4, 2005

### emptymaximum

when you release the particles, what happens?
recall coulombs law:
$$\vec{F} = \frac{1} {4 \pi \epsilon_0} \frac{q_1 q_2} {r^2} \hat{r}$$

Last edited: Dec 4, 2005