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Homework Help: Electrostatic induction.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 #1
    electrostatic induction.........

    when a conductor is charged by the method of induction,is its charge equal in magnitude to that of inducing charge or somewhat less????????
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 22, 2013 #2
    I think they are equal since every single charge induces an opposite charge on the conductor.
    The opposite charges on the conductor that correspond to those on the inducing material are assumed to be all earthed.
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