haganmc Group Title A point charge Q_1 is distance r from the center of a dipole consisting of charges (+-) q_2 separated by distance s. The charge is located in the plane that bisects the dipole. At this instant, assuming r >>s, what is the magnitude of the torque on the dipole? Express this factor in terms of q_2, Q_1, s, pi, and r. torque= l*F 2 years ago 2 years ago

F = $F= \frac{ Q_1*q_2*s }{ 4*\pi*r^3}$ l = sSin (theta)
Torque on a dipole of moment p in an electric field E is given by their cross product$\tau =p\times E= pE sin\theta$Here in the case it is given that$\theta =90^o$So $Sin\theta =1$$\tau =p.E$and the dipole moment p is defined as $p= s.q$The electric field in question is of the charge Q at point 'r' away. Plug the expressions of this E and p (from above) into the formula for torque. It'll give the answer.