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Charge through Inductance

  1. Sep 12, 2004 #1
    Im reading chapter one for physics 2. It says that you can create a charge on a neutral body through inductance. It says that the charged object will make the electrons near it be repeled on the neutral object. So there will be a positive charge near the source object of negative charge. My question is even though we have polarized this neutral object, overall, the charge on it still remains zero correct? We have just split the charge on either side.
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  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2


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    That's right - the charges are redistributed but the overall amount of charge won't change. Of course that's not true if you physically remove some of them.
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