P22_050 - magnitudes must be equal: k | q 1 | | q 3 | (3 d...

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50. Regarding the forces on q 3 exerted by q 1 and q 2 , one must “push” and the other must “pull” in order that the net force is zero; hence, q 1 and q 2 have opposite signs. For individual forces to cancel, their
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Unformatted text preview: magnitudes must be equal: k | q 1 | | q 3 | (3 d ) 2 = k | q 2 | | q 3 | (2 d ) 2 which simplies to | q 1 | 9 = | q 2 | 4 . Therefore, q 1 = 9 4 q 2 ....
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