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Problem 9 Easy Difficulty

Two small identical conducting spheres are placed with their centers 0.30 $\mathrm{m}$ apart. One is given a charge of $12 \times 10^{-19} \mathrm{C},$ the other a charge of $-18 \times 10^{-9} \mathrm{C}$ . (a) Find the electrostatic force exerted on one sphere by the other. (b) The spheres are connected by a conducting wire. Find the electrostatic force between the two after equilibrium is
reached, where both spheres have the same charge.

Answer

a. $2.2 \times 10^{-5} N$
b. $9.0 \times 10^{-7} N$

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