(Solved) : Two Identical Metallic Blocks . . .

Two identical metallic blocks resting on a frictionless horizontal surface are connected by a light metallic spring having a spring constant k as shown in Figure P23.59a and an unstretched length Li. A total charge Q is slowly placed on the system, causing the spring to stretch to an equilibrium length L, as shown in Figure P23.59b. Determine the value of Q, assuming that all the charge resides on the blocks and modeling the blocks as point charges.

Two identical metallic blocks

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