I am required to find the direction of the electric field on the surface of a grounded conducting sphere in the proximity of a point charge ##+q##. The distance between the center of the sphere and the point charge is ##d## and using the method of images we find that the charge of the sphere is...
After looking around a bit, I found that, considering the polar axis to be along the direction of the point charge as suggested by the exercise, the following Legendre polynomial expansion is true:
$$\begin{equation}\frac{1}{|\mathbf{r} - \mathbf{r'}|} = \sum_{n=0}^\infty...
In free space there are two masses:
- Metallic sphere of mass M, radius R and total charge equal to 0. It has also a resistivityρ.
- Metallic sphere of mass m, radius r and charge q.
The distance between the masses is D. We can assume r <<R<<D and m<<M. The masses start accelerating until they...
Homework Statement
A solid conducting sphere of radius R and carrying charge +q is embedded in an electrically neutral nonconducting spherical shell of inner radius R and outer radius
9 R . The material of which the shell is made has a dielectric constant of 2.0.
Relative to a potential of zero...