(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two hollow concentric conducting spheres hold charges Q[1] and Q[2] as shown in the attachment.

Find the potential of each sphere, and the potential difference.

2. Relevant equations

Potential difference V = Phi[2] - Phi[1]

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm having some trouble with the actual question; what does it mean, the potential of each sphere? Does this mean the potential of the sphere at a distance r where r is greater than the radius? In this case I think the answer would be

Phi[1] = Q[1]/(4*Pi*Epsilon*r)

and

Phi[2] = Q[2]/(4*Pi*Epsilon*r)

I don't think this is quite correct however. Does it mean the potential *on* each sphere instead? In this case, wouldn't the potential on the inner sphere due to the bigger sphere be zero?

I'm quite confused here and any help would be appreciated!

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# Homework Help: Electromagnetism - Conducting Spheres and their potential

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