Question 8

Two charged particles, Q1 and Q2, are placed 0,4 m apart along a straight line. The charge on Q1 is + 2 x 10-5 C, and the charge on Q2 is – 8 x 10-6 C. Point X is 0,25 m east of Q1, as shown in the diagram below.

Calculate the:

8.1 Net electric field at point X due to the two charges (6)

8.2 Electrostatic force that a – 2 x 10-9 C charge will experience at point X (4)

The – 2 x 10-9 C charge is replaced with a charge of – 4 x 10-9 C at point X.

8.3 Without any further calculation, determine the magnitude of the force that the – 4 x 10-9 C charge will experience at point X. (1)


How useful was this Question?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this question.