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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Three equal positive charges are at the corners of an equilateral triangle of side a as in Figure P15.38. Assume the three charges together create an electric field. (a) Sketch the electric field lines in the plane of the charges. (b) Find the location of one point (other than ∞) where the electric field is zero. What are (c) the magnitude and (d) the direction of the electric field at P due to the two charges at the base?

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Figure P15.38

(a)

To determine

The Electric field lines of charges kept at the corners of equilateral triangle.

Explanation

The electric field lines point radially outward.

(b)

To determine

The point where the electric field is zero.

(c)

To determine

The magnitude of electric field at P.

(d)

To determine

The direction of electric field at P.

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