Question

A point charge q1 = -1.6 uC is located at the origin, and another point charge q2 = 2.4 uC is located at point P(-0.2,1....


A point charge q1 = -1.6 uC is located at the origin, and another point charge q2 = 2.4 uC is located at point P(-0.2,1.1) meters. Determine the electric potential, in kilovolts, at point Q(-2.1,-2.9) meters, due to q1 and q2

Answer

The situation is shown in the diagram below.

Physics homework question answer, step 1, image 1

The distance (r1) between charge q1 and the point Q can be given as

Physics homework question answer, step 2, image 1The distance (r­2) between charge q2­ and the point Q can be computed as follows.

Physics homework question answer, step 2, image 2

Use the potential formula and make the necessary substitution to determine the potential (VQ) at Q.

Physics homework question answer, step 3, image 1

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