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A charge of -1nC is placed at the origin. What is the electrostatic force (magnitude and direction) on a charge of +1 nc placed at x= 1.

A charge of -1nC is placed at the origin. What is the electrostatic force (magnitude and direction) on a charge of +1 nc placed at x= 1.0m


The answer is 9*10^-9 (pointing left), but why is it pointing left?? Is it because -1nc is negative? 

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yes , because both the charge,s are of opposite sign... View the full answer

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