## Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

The strength of the electric field is $7640~N/C$ and it is directed downward.
By symmetry, the horizontal components of the electric field from each charge cancel out. The net electric field is the sum of the vertical components of the electric field from each charge, which are directed downward. $E = 2~\frac{k~q}{r^2}$ $E = 2~\frac{(9.0\times 10^9~N~m^2/C^2)(3.0\times 10^{-9}~C)}{[(0.050~m)(\sqrt{2})]^2}~cos(45^{\circ})$ $E = 7640~N/C$ The strength of the electric field is $7640~N/C$ and it is directed downward.