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Homework Help: 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?
     
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  3. May 8, 2006 #2

    George Jones

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    Yes.

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    George
     
  4. May 8, 2006 #3

    Hootenanny

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

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

    So with any luck my answer is correct then!
     
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