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Two point charges q1 and q2 are located on a straight line normal to a grounded (V=0) conducting plane. Choosing the z axis to go through the charges, q1 is at a distance z1 above the conductor, and q2 is at a distance z2.

Find the potential V(x,y,z) everywhere above the conductor.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I know the formula for the potential of 1 point charge in open space. I can also use image charges to define the potential at a point V(x,y,z > 0). But for two charges, would the potential at any point be the sum of the individual potentials?

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# Homework Help: Potential of two point charges

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