There are 3 charges fixed in place. The charge at the coordinate origin has a value of q1=+8x10^-6C. The other two charges have identical magnitudes, but opposite signs: q2= -5x10^-6C and q3=+5x10^-6C.
a.) Determine the net force (magnitude and direction) exerted on q1 by the other two charges.
b.) If q1 had a mass of 1.5g and it were free to move, what would be its acceleration?
So in the drawing q1 is in the center. q2 is 1.3m away at 23degrees above the x-axis. q3 is 1.3m away at 23degrees below the x-axis.
I need help ASAP. I am so lost on this problem!!!
When I tried to work it, the farthest I got was the F1=2.13x10^-1N but I know you have to split that into x and y components but I don't remember how to do that... so help please!!!