Wed June 22, 2011 By: Monami Chatterjee

what is the min. elecric force between 2 charged particles 1m apart in free space?

Expert Reply
Thu June 23, 2011
The electrostatics force between two charges is given by Coulomb's law. According to it
F = (1/4??0)(q1 q2 / r2)
For distance between two charges, r = 1 m,
The electrostatics force between these charges, F = 9 x 109 x q1 x q2 newton
Thus the strength and the direction of the electric force between the two chages will depend on the magnitude of their chagres.
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