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Two particles on an x axis

  1. Jan 15, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two particles having charges q1 = 0.600 nC and q2=5.50 nC are separated by a distance of 1.10 m.

    At what point along the line connecting the two charges is the total electric field due to the charges equal to zero?


    2. Relevant equations
    Coulomb's Law


    3. The attempt at a solution

    i have no clue. I know that d = 1.10m. But how do I start the problem. Any suggestions would be nice..thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2008 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    1. Can you write down the expression for the electric fields of the two charges separately?

    2. What do you think is meant by the phrase "total electric field due the charges"?

    Think about what you're doing.
     
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