Electrostatics Problem 9.1.1

Description

 Five unknown charges are shown on the screen along with vectors representing the forces on each charge.   

Question

How many charges have like signs?  You can click-drag on any charge to change its position.  Start

Answer

There are three charges of one type and two charges of the other type.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 16-5, Giancoli-SE: .

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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