# What is Electro statics potential: Definition and 13 Discussions

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1. ### A Green's function for problems involving linear isotropic media

I am considering a simple problem of a sphere of isotropic dielectric media (permittivity ## \epsilon ## and Radius ##R##) placed in a uniform electric field ## E_0 ## (z-direction). The problem is from Griffiths Chapter 4, example 7. Since, it is a linear dielectric material, ## D = \epsilon E...
2. ### B Why don't electrons leave a metal surface?

Why don't electrons leave the metal surface? I have searched the internet for the answer and from my teachers they all say that electrons are attracted to the positive ion crystal lattice. I know that, but the problem is why is that attraction so much greater than the repulsion from other free...

4. ### I Helmholtz's theorem and charge density

According to Helmholtz’s theorem, if electric charge density goes to to zero as r goes to infinity faster than 1/r^2 I'm able to construct an electrostatic potential function using the usual integral over the source, yet I don't understand how this applies to a chunk of charge in some region of...
5. ### Why does the potential of A decrease when plate B is nearby?

Summary:: if Plate A had a potential of 9V, This means as We approach a unit charge from +Infinity to A we have to do this precise amount of work Now we remove plate A, And replace it with plate B that has a potential of -9V Again that means to go from +Infinity To B we actually gain energy, or...
6. ### Capacitor filled with two conducting materials

Homework Statement a) State the boundary conditions for the electric field strength E and electric flux density D at a planar interface separating two media with dielectric constants ε1 and ε2. b) A parallel plate capacitor with a plate separation d is filled with two layers of different...
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### Charge near an ungrounded infinite conducting plane

Sorry if this has been answered already, i searched for a while. I know how to solve the problem of the potential of a point charge near a grounded infinite conducting plane, and a line charge near an infinite conducting plane. If the plane isn't necessarily grounded, say its at some potential...
8. ### Boundary conditions in dielectric problems

Q) A conducting sphere of radius R floats half submerged in a liquid dielectric medium of permittivity e1. The region above the liquid is a gas of permittivity e2. The total free charge on the sphere is Q. Find a radial inverse-square electric field satisfying all boundary conditions and...
9. ### Change in electrostatic energy on two spheres

Homework Statement We have a spehere of radius ##r_1## and on of ##r_2## far away from each other. The first sphere has a charge ##Q##. What is the change in electro static energy when they are connected together? Homework Equations Potential of a charged sphere: ## V = \frac{Q}{4\pi\epsilon_0...
10. ### Finding energy in a 4 object charge system

Homework Statement An object with charge +2.0×10−5 C is moved from position C to position D in the figure (Figure 1) . q1 = q3 = +10.0×10−5 C and q2 = −20.0×10−5 C. All four charged objects are the system. Here's a picture to the problem Homework Equations $$F = \frac {kq_1 q_2}{r^2}$$ ...
11. ### Conical Surface Potential Difference

Hey guys! The question is related to problem 2.26 from Electrodynamics by Griffiths (3ed). 1. Homework Statement A conical surface (an empty ice-cream cone) carries a uniform surface charge σ. The height of the cone is h, as the radius of the top. Find the potential difference between points a...
12. ### Electrical Potential Energy of three quark system

Homework Statement A proton is composed of three quarks: two "up" quarks, each having charge +2e/3, and one "down" quark, having charge -e/3. Suppose that the three quarks are equidistant from one another. Take the distance to be 3×10-15 m and calculate the potential energy of the subsystem of...
13. ### Coalesce of mercury dropssix at different potential

Six mercury drops of equal size given potential of +3v and two other drops are given -3v potential. If they coalesce what is final potential This question had been eating my brain i know solution if they are given same potential but what to do when they have different potential