1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Linear superposition

  1. May 8, 2006 #1
    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?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 8, 2006 #2

    George Jones

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yes.

    Regards,
    George
     
  4. May 8, 2006 #3

    Hootenanny

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

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

    ~H

    edit: Sorry George, didn't see your reply.
     
  5. May 8, 2006 #4
    Thanks guys.

    So with any luck my answer is correct then!
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?