Consider the following point-like charges (charges that do not have structure (i.e zero size. Three charges 1 C, 2 C and -3 C are situated at the corners of a right triangle as shown. Find the net force on 1 C charge.

We first need to compute the magnitude of the forces F_{2},
and F_{-3}. Distance
needed for F_{-3} can be obtained from definition of sine,

opposite side = 10xSin (30) =10 (0.5) = 5 m

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The total force is not 1.8x10^{+8}+10.8x10^{+8}
N. Because these forces are not in the same direction. We will find the total force by performing
vector addition of F_{2} and F_{-3}.