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Question re electrostatic charge

  1. Dec 8, 2011 #1
    Somewhat of a rudimentary question. Not sure it belongs in the QM forum-----2 electrons--one on left----one on right----1 cm apart. A repulsive force exists betw the two. Now a 3rd electron is brought in on left. Will this increase the repulsive force on the electron on the right----or to feel the effect of the 3rd electron, will an additional electron have to be brought in on the right----????-----R Rosenthal
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2011 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Each electron feels the net field of both the other electrons.

    So - yes, bringing another electron up on the left will increase the repulsive force on the RH electron.

    You are also right - this is not QM.
     
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