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### Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

Book edition 4th
Author(s) Randall D. Knight
Pages 1240 pages
ISBN 9780133942651

# In Problems 69 through 72 you are given the equation(s) used to solve a problem. For each of these,Write a realistic problem for which this is the correct equation(s).Finish the solution of the problem.

1. If the electrostatic force acting between two identical charges separated by a distance of is , calculate the magnitude of each charge.
2. The magnitude of each charge is calculated to be .
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Equation

## Part (a) Step 2: Explanation

By comparing the given equation from the equation of the electrostatic force given by two identical point charges which is given as:

We get,

Electrostatic force

Separation of point charges

Constant

Hence, it can be concluded that the electrostatic force of is generated with two identical charges at a distance of .

## Part (a) Step 3: Final answer

Hence, the realistic problem that can be generated for the given question is:

If the electrostatic force acting between two identical charges separated by a distance of is , calculate the magnitude of each charge.

Equation

## Part (b) Step 2: Calculation

The given equation is:

Based on the equation, a realistic problem can be made as:

If the electrostatic force acting between two identical charges separated by a distance of is , calculate the magnitude of each charge.

Hence, by rearranging the terms to get the value of q,

## Part (b) Step 3: Final answer

Hence, the magnitude of each charge is calculated to be .