# Two charges are fixed on the x axis: one with a charge of q1 = 5.00 μC at x1 = -1.00 m and the other with a charge of q2 = 3.00 μC at x2 = 1.50 m . Find the force F exerted on a charge q = -5.00 μC placed at the origin (x=0). Which of the following gives the proper directions for the forces on charge q due to charges q1 and q2? F1 is the force on charge q due to charge q1, and F2 is the force on charge q due to charge q2. Standard coordinates are being used (i.e., "left" is the negative x direction, and "right" is the positive x direction).

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections
1st Edition
ISBN:9781133939146
Author:Katz, Debora M.
Publisher:Katz, Debora M.
Chapter23: Electric Forces
Section: Chapter Questions
Problem 54PQ
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Two charges are fixed on the x axis: one with a charge of q1 = 5.00 μC at x1 = -1.00 m and the other with a charge of q2 = 3.00 μC at x2 = 1.50 m . Find the force F exerted on a charge q = -5.00 μC placed at the origin (x=0). Which of the following gives the proper directions for the forces on charge q due to charges q1 and q2? F1 is the force on charge q due to charge q1, and F2 is the force on charge q due to charge q2. Standard coordinates are being used (i.e., "left" is the negative x direction, and "right" is the positive x direction).

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