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Consider Two Particles a and B of Equal Charges Placed at Some Distance. Particle a is Slightly Displaced Towards B. Does the Force on B Increase as Soon as Particle a is Displaced? - Physics

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Consider two particles A and B of equal charges placed at some distance. Particle A is slightly displaced towards B. Does the force on B increase as soon as particle A is displaced? Does the force on particle A increase as soon as it is displaced? 

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Solution

Electrostatic force follows the inverse square law, `F = K/r^2`. This means that the force on two particles carrying charges increases on decreasing the distance between them. Therefore, as particle A is slightly displaced towards B, the force on B as well as A will increase.

Concept: Force Between Two Point Charges
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 7 Electric Field and Potential
Short Answers | Q 3 | Page 119
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