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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by AfterLife on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9:52pm.

Determine the magnitude and direction of the total electric force on the +q charge by the +Q and -Q charges respectively. it should express and algebraic expression using Q,q,x,d and fundamental constants.

-- I am trying to post a graph but it is not willing to so I will try to explain it --

Q+ is up on the y access ( x = 0 ) and Q- is down the y access ( x = 0 ) , both at equal distances d of the origin. q is to the right of the x access ( y = 0 ) at a distance x from the origin

So I am trying to solve it like this
Net Force = (Force of +Q on q) + ( Force of -Q on q)

using this equation for force (Kq1q2)/r^2

but then we need to find the components right ?

so I thought it is like this

Fnet = sqrt ( Fnet of x components )^2 + (Fnet of y component)^2

but then for the x components , the r in the equation should be x ,, and for the y components the r should be d

am I right ? I feel confused and I think I am wrong :S

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