(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. Consider three charges q1 = 4.3 nC, q2 = 6.6 nC, and q3 = -2.3 nC, arranged in a triangle as shown below.

(a) What is the electric force acting on the charge at the origin?

N, ° counterclockwise from the negative x-axis

(b) What is the net electric field at the position of the charge at the origin?

N/C, ° counterclockwise from the negative x-axi

picture of problem

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2. Relevant equations

F=kQ1Q2/r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

a) What is the electric force acting on the charge at the origin?

1.1739e-5 N, 270 ° counterclockwise from the negative x-axis

(b) What is the net electric field at the position of the charge at the origin?

4.3e12 N/C, 270 ° counterclockwise from the negative x-axis

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# What is the electric force acting on the charge at the origin?

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