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Electric field between two separated metallic balls.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 #1
    What is the electric field between two isolated metallic balls separated by a distance L, one having charge +Q and one having charge -Q?

    (Ball one and ball two have a surface charge 'sigma 1' and 'sigma 2' respectively).

    The +Q ball has a larger radius than the -Q ball.
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi klackeos! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help. :wink:
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 #3
    This is not a 'HW problem.'
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #4

    Hootenanny

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    Really? Then why are you asking the question?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #5
    Pure academic curiosity, it is something I dreamed up. I just don't know PF's rules, I will post all questions in the HW section from now on. I don't want to start trouble.
    Peace.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2008 #6

    Hootenanny

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    No problem. The Homework Forums should be used for all homework or textbook-style exercises. Your question falls under this category since it is a standard undergraduate exercise. For more general questions you may use the scientific forums.
     
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