College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 15 - Electric Charge, Forces, and Fields - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 555: 8


The force would become 6 times the initial force i.e. $6F$

Work Step by Step

We know that, $F=k\frac{q_{1}.q_{2}}{r^{2}}$ When the charge of one was doubled and that of the other was tripled, then new force $F_{1}=k\frac{2q_{1}.3q_{2}}{r^{2}}=6F$ The force would become 6 times the initial force.
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