Two metal spheres are connected by a long wire with a switch. The radius of the larger sphere (B) is b= 0.20 m and the radius of the smaller sphere (A) is a= 0.080 m. Initially the switch is open and both spheres have zero charge. Then charge Q0 = 1.0 μC is placed on the larger sphere.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

B) Calculate the total electrostatic potential energy.

(c) Now close the switch. The system of two spheres will come to a new equilibrium. Calculate the equilibrium charge on the smaller sphere (A).

d)Calculate the final electrostatic potential at the surface of the smaller sphere (A).

Part A which included calculating the electrostatic potential at the surface of B was done by me. I attempted part be numerous times with the idea of splitting the charge up into 4 and then bringing them in one at a time, keeping in mind the way the charges would affect each other but that seemed to be wrong. I am completely lost with this one. Is the 1.0μC charge directly transfered to the smaller sphere?

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# Homework Help: Electric Potential Energy two spheres connected by a long wire

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