1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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???
  2. jcsd
  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.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook