We have enabled User registrations.
0 votes
by

A point charge with charge q1 is held stationary at the origin. A second point charge with charge q2 moves from the point (x1, 0) to the point (x2, y2).

How much work W is done by the electrostatic force on the moving point charge?

Express your answer in joules. Use k for Coulomb's constant (k=1/4(pi)(epsilon).

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

1 Answer

0 votes
by
 
Best answer

The way the question is stated, emphasis is given on moving the charge q2 from some point to some other point. The work done would be the potential energy difference between the two configrations. It will be assumed that the charge will be moved infinitely slowly so that there is no kinetic energy of the cahrge at any instant.

So work done = kq1q2{1/[x1] - 1/sqrt[(x2)^2+(y2)^2]} Joules

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat.
SHOW ANSWER
...