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Quick Coulomb's Law Question

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If I have a positive and negative charge, say -1C and +1C, will the force of attraction be the same as the force of repulsion for a +1C and a +1C charge?

I've been trying to teach this electrostatics chapter to myself before term commences so I can get a bit of a head start.
 

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If I have a positive and negative charge, say -1C and +1C, will the force of attraction be the same as the force of repulsion for a +1C and a +1C charge?
Yes. (Assuming the charges are the same distance apart, of course.) The force is given by Coulomb's law.
 
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Try plugging some values in to the equation for the force of electrostatic repulsion/attraction and see what happens =]
 

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