A 0.10 g honeybee acquires a charge of 24 pC while flying. The electric field near the surface of the earth is typically 100 N/C directed downward.
- Part A What is the ratio of the electric force on the bee to the bee’s weight?
- Part B What electric field strength would allow the bee to hang suspended in the air?
- Part C What would be the necessary electric field direction for the bee to hang suspended in the air?