A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

Two electrically-charges spheres are suspended from insulated threads a certain distance from each other. There is a certain amount of electrostatic force between them. Describe specifically (not just increase or decrease) what happens to this force in each of the scenarios below (1 pt. ea.): The charge on one sphere is reduced by half The charge on both spheres is doubled The distance between the spheres is increased by a factor of three The distance between the sphere is decreased to one-fourth The charge of each sphere is doubled and the distance between them is doubled

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Michele_Laino

  2. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    let's suppose to have 2 charges, namely Q_1 and Q_2, separated by a distance d. Then the interaction force F (its magnitude) is equal to: \[F = k\frac{{{Q_1}{Q_2}}}{{{d^2}}}\]

  3. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    now, we have: scenario #1 let's suppose that the new charge is Q_1/2, then the new force is: \[{F_1} = k\frac{{\left( {{Q_1}/2} \right){Q_2}}}{{{d^2}}} = k\frac{{{Q_1}{Q_2}}}{{2{d^2}}} = \frac{F}{2}\]

  4. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    please do the same with other scenarios

  5. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.