From the picture, we get
First we have to find value for and
Value for E, we calculate by relation
Honeybees acquire a charge while flying due to friction with the air. A bee with a charge of experiences an electric force in the earth’s electric field, which is typically , directed downward.
a. What is the ratio of the electric force on the bee to the bee’s weight?
b. What electric field strength and direction would allow the bee to hang suspended in the air?
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