Problem 10-31(a) Vector electric field - Part 2 - D

Diagram indicating the  positions of two particles.

The figure shows the positions of two a particles (charge on each is \(+2e\)) and an electron. What are the magnitude and direction of
(a) the resultant force on the electron?
(Hint: choose the \(+x\) axis along the line from the electron to the right-hand a particle.)

[Ans.(a) \(1.31 \times 10^{-8} N\) at \(13.3^\circ\) to left of line from electron to right-hand a]

Accumulated Solution

Coordinate System C .

No. The electron and the \(\alpha \) particle are a case of unlike charges (\(e -\)) (\(\alpha  +\)). Unlike charges attract or do they repel?

Choose one.