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- Homework Statement
- Given the arrangement of charged particles in the figure below, find the net electrostatic force on the

q1 = 5.35-µC charged particle. (Assume q2 = 14.33 µC and q3 = −18.12 µC. Express your answer in vector form.)

The three charges (q1, q2, and q3) are located at the following points:

q1: (-2.00cm, 0cm)

q2: (1.00cm, 1.00cm)

q3: (0cm, -1.00cm)

I converted uC into C and cm into m, found the distance between q1 and q2 (r_12) and between q1 and q3 (r_13), and I know I have to compare q2 to q1 and q3 to q1. I can figure out the force just by plugging numbers into Coulomb's law, but I'm not sure how to calculate the vector components.

Thank you!

- Relevant Equations
- F =(k{q_1}(q_2))\ d^{2)

(Coulomb's Law)

I tried just calculating the force with Coulomb's law, then calculating the forces for each vector individually and adding, but I got it wrong both ways