hello, Sorry to ask this question again, but im having a little trouble with it still. I found a pic on a website that should be helpful. According to my physics text, the electric field has to emerge perpendicular from the surface. I can see how this is true. Since the surface is at equipotential, it takes no work to move along the surface. Because it takes no work the change in potential at two points must be zero, and E*dl must be perpendicular at all points. But what does that mean for a charge placed outside the body? In my pic you can see a charged particle outside the body. How would you draw the electric field there? Is the electric field just an extension of the electric field perpendicular at exactly that point out in space? (in my picture i exteneded the blue arrow wher the point charge would project itself onto the surface, and exteded it to reach the point charge, (the dotted brown extension arrow)).