1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The center of the spherical metal ball of radius R, carrying a negative charge -Q, is located a distance r from the center of a short, thin, neutral copper wire of length L. The induced charges at the two ends of the wire is ±q. Determine the polarizability of the wire segment which has a length L = 0.0105 m. 2. Relevant equations E = k*2qL/r^3 F = qE E(dipole) = k*2*alpha*E(sphere)/r^3 3. The attempt at a solution I am given so many variables that I could not find a way to get any values from these equations.