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Determine the total electrostatic potential energy of a conducting sphere of radius r_0 that carries a total charge Q distributed uniformly on its surface. Give your answer in terms of Q, r_0, epsilon_0 and appropriate constants.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that U = QV and I know that V = kQ/r. I tried to answer it as U = (1/(4pi*epsilon_0))*Q^2/r_0 but that seems to be incorrect. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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# Homework Help: Electrostatic Potential Energy of a Conducting Sphere

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