Electric field inside a metal ball

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A uniform electric field of 1.0 N/C is set up by a uniform distribution of charge in the xy-plane. What is the electric field inside a metal ball placed 0.50 m above the xy-plane?




E= Fe/q
E=(kq1q2)/r^2


0= ((9x10^9)(1)(q2))/.5^2

q2= 0

does this sound right?
 

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nickjer
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Those formulas won't help you for this problem. What have you learned about electric fields inside of conductors?
 

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