Electrostatics 9.1: Additional Problem 1

Description

Five unknown charges are shown on the screen along with vectors representing the forces on each charge.  You can click-drag on any charge to change its position. 

Question

Which charges are positive and which ones are negative? Start

Answer

Insufficient information.  The sign of one charge must be given.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 16-5, Giancoli-SE: 21-6.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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