Of the charge Q initially on a tiny sphere, a portion q is to be transferred to a second, nearby sphere. Both spheres can be treated as particles. For what value of will the electrostatic force between the two spheres be maximized?
Of the charge Q initially on a tiny sphere, a portion q is to be transferred to a second, nearby sphere. Both spheres can be treated as particles. For what value of will the electrostatic force between the two spheres be maximized?
Consider this
Does that work? It's been a while since I've solved this kind of problem excuse me if it has a fault
Your answer is correct. We have to use that to get to the equation for the maximum force. And we were given that answer, we just had to derive it. And your method works perfectly. Thanks for the help.
Your answer is correct. We have to use that to get to the equation for the maximum force. And we were given that answer, we just had to derive it. And your method works perfectly. Thanks for the help.
No Problem. I am happy my memory is not deceiving me.
I have the same problem and don't quite understand how you figured out that (qQ - q^2) is what you're supposed to be taking the derivative of. Could anyone explain it a little please? It'd be very appreciated.
The reason why is because you are taking the derivative with respect to q, and (qQ - q^2) are the only terms in the equation with q in them, so they cannot "exit" the derivative without being differentiated.