1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data While studying for ap physicsb, i came across this question and i'm so confused! There's a sphere with CHarge C in the center of the sphere, and Point P on the surface of the sphere. There are three separate charges +q on the surrounding area.. The question is what affects the electric field on P? -by the surrounding positive charges? -the center of the sphere? etc 3. The attempt at a solution I thought that electric field and charge of P would be affected by everything (+q AND C) because don't everything "emit" some Electric field on their surroundings. However, reading my textbook i find this "Conductor shields any charge within from electric field created outside the conductor....and E=0 conductor" please help me on electric field and charges! Thank you!