1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data This is no homework question, i am only trying to clear my concepts. Lets say i have a conducting rod placed vertically. I give it a charge Q. The charge would stay on the outer surface. The charge will distribute equally over the surface. What would happen if i place the charged rod in an electric field of magnitude E? (see attachment) 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I think the negative charge will get concentrated on the left side of rod and the positive charge on the right side. But is it possible to find the amount of charge which will shift to the left and right faces or rather, the final charges on both the faces? Any help is appreciated!