two point charges are 10.0 cm apart and have chargeso of 2.0 uC (micro)and -2 uC, respectively. What is the magnitude of the electric field at the midpoint between the two charges?
i think the answr is zero..
but i don't understand how to get to it...can you please show me in clear steps how to solve for this...please. i don't understand the way my teacher showed it., pleae show me in steps with explanation. thank you a lot
physics - bobpursley, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 4:28pm
Definitely not zero. The E contribution from each charge points in the same direction, not in opposite.
Isn't E=kq/r^2, so you double it, and point it toward the negative charge?
physics - physics, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 4:36pm
but i checked and it does point in the opposite direction
the charges are differnect signs.....