1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A rod of length l with a uniform charge per unit length lambda is placed a distance d from the origin along the x axis. A similar rod with the same charge is placed along the y axis. Determine the net electric field intensity at the origin. 2. Relevant equations Electric Field Intensity is the same as electric field, right? So you would use E=kq/r^2 (substituting d in for r?) lambda = Q/l 3. The attempt at a solution I am under the impression the net electric field will be zero, as the charge on the x axis should cancel out the charge on the y axis, right? Or since the rods are d away from the origin, and not actually on the origin, does this automatically mean the field is zero?