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# What are the magnitude and direction of the electrostatic force which acts on the charge at the origin? Three identical point charges of 2.0 Î¼C are placed on the x-axis. The first charge is at the origin, the second to the right at x = 50 cm, and the third is at the 100 cm mark.

A. 0.18 N left
B. 0.18 N right
C. 0.36 N left
D. 0.36 N right

This question is part of Chapter 16: Electric Charge and Electric Field
Asked by Drtaylor, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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A is the answer to this question. The electrostatic force is known to be a branch of physics that will deal with different electrical charges that are already at rest. There are different reactions that may occur depending on what the electric charge will be exposed to.

For example, if there would be one positive and one negative, they would attract each other. If there is one positive and another positive, this means that the two things will repel each other. One example of this is when you repeatedly rub your carpet and there may be fibers that may start to become attracted by the clothes that you are wearing or even your slippers.

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