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If there are two plates with +2Q and -Q, what is the charge distribution on the four faces?

I would assert this is the only solution

S1--------------------------- (+0.5Q)

S2--------------------------- (+1.5Q)

(space)

S3--------------------------- (-1.5Q)

S4--------------------------- (+0.5Q)

But what about this?

S1--------------------------- (+Q)

S2--------------------------- (+Q)

(space)

S3--------------------------- (-Q)

S4--------------------------- ( 0 )

This one is still consistent with Gauss' law. What's wrong with it?

I would assert this is the only solution

S1--------------------------- (+0.5Q)

S2--------------------------- (+1.5Q)

(space)

S3--------------------------- (-1.5Q)

S4--------------------------- (+0.5Q)

But what about this?

S1--------------------------- (+Q)

S2--------------------------- (+Q)

(space)

S3--------------------------- (-Q)

S4--------------------------- ( 0 )

This one is still consistent with Gauss' law. What's wrong with it?

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