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Electric Field of a Point Charge

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #1
    Hi,

    A simple question:
    Is the electric field of a point charge infinite at the charge itself?
    Coulomb's Law clearly seems to say so, but I just want to be certain.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2008 #2

    Redbelly98

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  4. Sep 2, 2008 #3
    But, the electric field on the inside of the charge is zero.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2008 #4

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    We are talking about a point charge; all the charge concentrated at a single point. There is no "inside".
     
  6. Sep 2, 2008 #5

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    Even if the charge isn't a point charge, it makes a difference whether it's a conductor (which has zero E field inside, in electrostatics) or a non-conductor (which has a non-zero E field inside, in general).
     
  7. Sep 3, 2008 #6
    Thank you all kindly for your replies.
     
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