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Conducting Sphere?

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #1
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    What is the difference between a uniform conducting sphere and a uniform non-conducting sphere? I'm studying the Gauss's Law right now.
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2

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    In a conducting sphere the charges are free to move around.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3
    So how would this affect the electric fields?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #4

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    Electric field inside a closed conductor is zero. Field close to a conductor is perpendicular to the conductor. Since you've started Gauss' Law these things will be covered soon.
     
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