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Inverse relationships are common in nature. In electrostatics, the electrical force between two charged objects is inversely related to the distance of separation between the two objects. Increasing the separation distance between objects decreases the force of attraction or repulsion between the objects.

## How electrical force is affected by charges and distance?

The size of the **force varies inversely as the square of the distance between the two charges**. Therefore, if the distance between the two charges is doubled, the attraction or repulsion becomes weaker, decreasing to one-fourth of the original value.

## What does the strength of electric force depend on?

The electric field strength is dependent upon **the quantity of charge on the source charge (Q) and the distance of separation (d) from the source charge**.

## How can we increase the strength of an electric force?

**Increasing the charges of the plates**, by increasing the battery strength it will increase the plate charges. In addition, decreasing the distance between two plates, increases the strength of an electric field between two plates.

## What is the relationship between force and distance?

A force is described as **any influence that causes an object to undergo a change**. … Distance refers to how far an object travels over a period of time. The greater the force that is applied on an object the further distance that object will travel.

## What is the relationship between work force and distance?

Work, Force, and Distance

It is directly related to both the force applied to the object and the distance the object moves. Work can be calculated with this equation: **Work = Force x Distance**.

## What 2 factors do not affect the strength of an electric field?

Electric field is the force per quantity of charge on the test charge. The electric field strength is not dependent upon the **quantity of charge on the test charge**.

## Is electric force attractive or repulsive?

Second, gravitational forces are only attractive; **electrical forces can be either attractive or repulsive**. The inverse square relationship between force and distance that is woven into the equation is common to both non-contact forces.

## What factors affect electric force?

The first factor is the amount of charge on each object. **The greater the charge**, the greater the electric force. The second factor is the distance between the charges. The closer together the charges are, the greater the electric force is.

## How do you calculate the strength of an electric field?

The strength of an electric field E at any point may be defined as the electric, or Coulomb, force F exerted per unit positive electric charge q at that point, or simply **E = F/q**.

## What two things does an electric field depend on?

**▪ An electric fields strength is dependent on two things:**

- Strength of the charge.
- Distance from the charge.
- Friction.
- Conduction (Direct Contact)
- Induction.
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