   Chapter 15, Problem 64AP

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Section
Textbook Problem

a point charge of magnitude 5.00 μC is at the origin of a coordinate system, and a charge of −4.00 μC is at the point x = 1.00 m. There is a point on the x-axis, at x less than infinity, where the electric field goes to zero. (a) Show by conceptual arguments that this point cannot be located between the charges. (b) Show by conceptual arguments that point cannot be at any location between x = 0 and negative infinity. (c) Show by conceptual arguments that the point must be between x =  1.00 m and x = positive infinity. (d) Use the values given to find the point and show that it is consistent with your conceptual argument.

(a)

To determine

The point where the electric field is zero.

Explanation

The electric field lines start at positive charge and terminate at negative charge. Therefore, the field lines don’t get cancelled in the region between 0 and 1...

(b)

To determine

The point where the electric field is zero.

(c)

To determine

The point where the electric field is zero.

(d)

To determine

The point where the electric field is zero.

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