Electrons repel each other with a force that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them, call the proportionality constant k. Suppose one electron is fixed at x=0. Find the work done to move a second electron along the x-axis from the point x=10 to x=1.
So the F=k/x^2 and W=F*d, but what do I use for the distance? 10?
Would it just be integral (from 10 to 1) of 10k/x^2 dx?
Someone told me it would be integral (10 to 1) of k/x^2 dx without the 10, but what about the distance? This is what is confusing me.