posted by Jennifer .
Three fixed charges are located along a line. The - 2 C charge is 10cm to the left of the +5 C charge and the -4 C charge at 4 cm to the right of the +5 C charge.
a.what is the force exerted on the -4 C by the +5C charge?
b.what is the force exerted on the -4 C by the -2 C charge?
c.what is the net force exerted on the -4 C charge?
let q1= -2C, q2= +5C, q3= -4C
& r23= 4cm = 0.04m
a) Force on q3 due to q2:
F32= k*q3*q2/(r23)^2 towards left
b)Force on q3 due to q1:
F31= k*q3*q1/(r13)^2 towards right
c) Net force on q3 = F32-F31