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A particle of mass 86 g and charge 24 μC is
released from rest when it is 67 cm from a
second particle of charge −12 μC.
Determine the magnitude of the initial ac-
celeration of the 86 g particle.

  • physics -

    a = F/m

    Use Coulomb's Law for the initial force, F.

    F = k*Q1*Q2/R^2

    Look up the value of k. Separation distance R should be in meters.

    The acceleration direction will be towards the other (negative) particle.

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    the answer is a positive number. the question asks for magnitude, which is never negative

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