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Does the force on a charge due to another charge depend on the charges present nearby ?

Does the force on a charge due to another charge depend on the charges present nearby ?

Grade:12

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AJIT AskiitiansExpert-IITD
68 Points
11 years ago
Dear  Nikhil ,
NO  , it won't be affected by other charges . Simply see that the forces  between two charges is governed by coloumb's law of electrostsics  which  says that ----

  Force on a charge Q1 Due to Sharge Q2 separated by a distance 'r' is    K  Q1Q2/(r^2) with direction decided by the sign of charges . AS you can yourself see from the formulae there is no dependence on other charges.

Please see that if you are using field approach then to find the force on q1 by q2 find field at tha location of q1 by q2 only . Don't consider other charges .

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