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B Infinite charged particles

  1. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:44 PM #1
    There are infinite number of charges each with charge q along a straight line at a distance of 1,2,4,8,16,… … … unit from a point. What is the electric field at this point?
    No idea about it.Please help me out.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:48 PM #2
    You have to show some work forum rules do you know equation of electric field and the direction it points in this case ?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2018 at 11:51 PM #3

    Mister T

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    It's the sum of the electric fields due to each charge. Since you have an infinite number of charges ...
     
  5. Nov 7, 2018 at 2:36 AM #4

    DrClaude

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    This should be in a homework forum with the template filled out.

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