Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 16 - Electric Charge and Electric Field - Questions: 8


Tension and gravitational forces act in opposition to the repulsive electric forces.

Work Step by Step

The electroscope leaves are connected at the top, and tension is exerted along each leaf toward the connection point. The horizontal component of the tension force balances the repulsion.
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