Electrostatics Problem 9.1.6

Description

An unknown blue charge (#1) is shot into a region containing four fixed charges, one of which is known to be positive (the red one). 

Question

Determine the signs of the unknown charges. You may consider neutral as a possible answer.  Start (Pause)

Answer

Charge 1: negative / Charge 2: neutral / Charge 3: positive / Charge 4: negative.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 16-7, Giancoli-SE: 21-6.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Scott Bonham.

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