Two charges of # -1 C # and # 9 C# are positioned on a line at points # 7 # and # -4 #, respectively. What is the net force on a charge of # -3 C# at # 2 #?

1 Answer
Jan 17, 2018

Answer:

The net force is #=-5.67*10^9N#

Explanation:

The net force between the charges is

#F=k(Q_1Q_3)/r_1^2+k(Q_2Q_3)/r_2^2#

Where #r# is the distance between the charges

The Coulomb Constant is #k=9*10^9Nm^2/C^2#

The charge #Q_1=-1C# at #(7,0)#

The charge #Q_2=9C# at #(-4,0)#

The charge #Q_3=-3C# at #(2,0)#

The net force is

#F=910^9*(-1*-3)/(5)^2+910^9(9*-3)/(6)^2=-5.67*10^9N#

The negative sign indicates that the force is attractive