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UchihaClan13

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It's no wonder I love electrostatics

I keep on getting so many doubts

Okay my doubt goes like this

Consider 2 charges(

**q**(here i am assuming that these two aren't point charges and therefore don't have negligible volume/mass)

_{1}and q_{2}having masses m_{1}and m_{2}Okay so i am neglecting the gravitational force acting between them due to their masses

So the other attractive force(they are oppositely charged)acting on them is the electrostatic force of attraction

Which is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction for the two bodies

Now since they experience a net attractive force and have a certain mass(which i refer to as an intrinsic characteristic of a body which allows it to experience a force),they will also have a certain acceleration

Now if their initial separation is r

After a time dt,both of the charges move towards each other by say dr and dr

_{1}respectively

As a result the net force acting on them increases and therefore,assuming mass is constant,so does their net acceleration

So here,we have two bodies which experience distance variant forces and thus suffer varying accelerations

But there does arise some time when the separation between both the charges is a minimum

Could you guys tell me the steps required to find that using integration(I am not sure but i am guessing it's involved one way or another)

And is the analogy i implied in my question correct??

And what methods am i supposed to employ?

Some kind of the derivative of potential energy w.r.t to the separation distance becoming zero?

Some insight is much appreciated!:)

And if the answer involves too much integration,then could you guys just explain the scenario to me in mere,austere words??

Remain indebted to you all amazing people!:)

UchihaClan13