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Change in elctric field & potential

  1. Sep 3, 2009 #1
    Suppose a charged particle is placed in a spherical shell so that E inside=0 which give V const. Now if i place another charged particle near this then, Is there any change in elctric field and in electric potential???
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  3. Sep 3, 2009 #2
    Yes. If you place the charge into the spherical shell, this charge will create a non-constant potential and an electric field. So the electric field and the potential will change (the electric field varies from 0 to 1/4*PI*epsilon...., the potential changes from V0 to V0+1/4*PI*epsilon...). The same if you place the charge outside the sphere.
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