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Homework Help: Work required to move a charge?

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is the work required to move a positive charge of 10 C for a distance of 6 m in the same direction as a uniform electric field of 50 V/m?

    2. Relevant equations

    W=F*d
    F=q*E

    3. The attempt at a solution

    F=q*E
    F= 10C*50V/m
    F=500
    W=F*d
    W=500*6m
    W=3000J
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
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  3. Feb 1, 2010 #2

    ideasrule

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    Have you ever encountered the formulas W=Fd and F=qE?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 #3
    ive seen the first equation, but not the second
    thanks
     
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