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Linear superposition

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this principle does apply to electric fields doesn't it?

If I have two (different) charges in different positions, and the question asks for the electric field (mag and direction) at another point, I can find them separately and then add them together (using vectors of course) can't I?
 

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George Jones
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Yes.

Regards,
George
 
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Hootenanny
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Yes, you can find the electric field strength using the summation of vectors.

~H

edit: Sorry George, didn't see your reply.
 
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Thanks guys.

So with any luck my answer is correct then!
 

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