Problem 22.9: Discharge

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Two conducting spheres of the same mass and volume are shown (position is given in meters and force is given in newtons). The magnitude of the force on a sphere is shown when you drag it. Restart.

Drag the spheres so that they make contact. What was the initial charge on each sphere?

Problem authored by Melissa Dancy and Wolfgang Christian.

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