Homework Help: Stuck on a different problem.

1. Feb 17, 2004

NINHARDCOREFAN

https://hw.utexas.edu/tmp/Muddam1/1077041275Xuj.pdf [Broken]

I'm stuck on fourteen. Without the charge's coordinates how can I calculate the electric force on the charge?

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2. Feb 17, 2004

Staff: Mentor

The charge is at the origin, coordinates 0,0. (Hint: Problem #14 uses the results of prob #12.)

3. Feb 17, 2004

NINHARDCOREFAN

Oops.

Didn't take notice of the word "origin". Anyway, you don't need to the answers from #12 because F= k*q1*q2/r^2 and you find force of the charges on the origin charge and take the magnitude of it.