## Metal sphere A has a charge of −????. An identical metal sphere B has a charge of +2????. The magnitude of the electric force on sphere B du

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Metal sphere A has a charge of −????. An identical metal sphere B has a charge of +2????. The magnitude of the electric force on sphere B due to sphere A is F. The magnitude of the electric force on A due to B must be:______.

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6 months 2021-07-30T12:43:12+00:00 1 Answers 16 views 0

Force on Sphere A due to B = F

Explanation:

The electrostatic force between the two charges is given by the Coulomb’s Law, by the following formula:

F₁₂ = kq₁q₂/r²

where,

F₁₂ = Force on charge 1 due to charge 2

k = Coulomb’s Constant

q₁ = magnitude of charge 1

q₂ = magnitude of charge 2

r = distance between both the charges

Similarly, the force on charge 2 due to charge 1 is given by the following formula:

F₂₁ = kq₁q₂/r²

It is clear from the formula that the force of both the charges on each other due to the other charge are same. Therefore, in our case:

Force on Sphere A due to B = Force on Sphere B due to A

Force on Sphere A due to B = F