Physics

Question

If you double the distance between two objects, the electric force is _____.

A. one half as strong

B. doubled

C. one fourth as strong

D. quadrupled


2 Answer

  • Answer:

    decreases one fourth of the original value.

    Explanation:

    according to coulomb's law the electrostatic force of attraction and repulsion magnitude is directly proportional to the product of magnitude of charges and inversely proportional to their distance (square distance).

    So increases in distance between two charges results in decrease of electric force between two charges.

  • Answer:

    C. one fourth as strong

    Explanation:

    Electric force is indirectly proportional to the square of the distance, so if you double the distance, electric force is = 1/2^2 = 1/4

    In short, Your Answer would be: Option C

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