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Electrostatics - hollow charged sphere

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JustStudying
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Nov6-13, 07:49 PM
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So we have a cross sectoin of a sphere that is charged with Q (refer to attachment). electrostatics say the electric field within a charged conductor is 0, and the electric field is perpendicular to the surface.

But for a hollow charged sphere (like in the attachment), does the hollow area within the sphere have a electric field of 0 too?
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Nov6-13, 10:02 PM
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Good question - how would you go about finding out?

No .... seriously.... this is a standard exercise in electrostatics.
It is important to your understanding for you to do the calculation (or reason it out) for yourself.


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