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Possible variables for Coulombs Law?

  1. Jan 16, 2017 #1
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    COULOMBS LAW
    F= K Q1 Q2 / R2

    How would I solve for Q1 and Q2?
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2017 #2

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    Hi, :welcome:

    This really quantum physics ?

    You have one equation for two unknowns ? Not enough !
     
  4. Jan 16, 2017 #3
    I am not asking for a specific equation to be solved. I am asking if asked to solve for q1 and q2 how would I manipulate this equation?
     
  5. Jan 16, 2017 #4

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    You can not solve for two unknowns if you only have one equation.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2017 #5
    How would I solve for q1 and q2 separately?
     
  7. Jan 16, 2017 #6

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    If you know ##F, k, q_1 ## and ##r## you solve for ##q_2## with ## q_2 = \displaystyle {F r^2 \over k q_1 }##
     
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