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(Indicates a review question, which means it requires only a basic understanding of the material to answer. Questions without this designation typically require integrating or extending the concepts presented thus far.) In otherwise empty space, what would happen if the size of the electrostatic force acting between two positively charged objects was exactly the same as that of the gravitational force acting between them? What would happen if they were moved closer together or farther apart?

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Inquiry into Physics

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Ostdiek
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9781337515863
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(Indicates a review question, which means it requires only a basic understanding of the material to answer. Questions without this designation typically require integrating or extending the concepts presented thus far.)

In otherwise empty space, what would happen if the size of the electrostatic force acting between two positively charged objects was exactly the same as that of the gravitational force acting between them? What would happen if they were moved closer together or farther apart?

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If the size of the electrostatic force acting between two positively charged objects was exactly the same as the gravitational force acting between them, then what would happen. If they were moved closer together or farther apart?

Explanation of Solution

The Universal Gravitation Equation states the force of attraction between two objects, where the mass is considered concentrated at their centers of mass:

F=GMm/R2         (1)

Where,

  • F is the force of attraction between two objects.
  • G is the Universal Gravitational Constant.
  • M and  m are the masses of the two point objects.
  • R is the separation between the centers of the objects.

The electrostatic force equation is called  Coulomb's Law  and states the force of attraction between particles of opposite electrical charge

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