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Can you justify this:

The total energy of a thin spherical shell is the sum of its "self" energy and "interaction" energy.By simple calculus for a thin spherical shell,

E(total)= Q^2/8*[tex]\pi\epsilon[/tex]*R

Here,

Q: total charge

R: radius of shell

Thus as R[tex]\rightarrow[/tex]0, i.e the shell becomes a point charge, the total energy tends to infinity.So the analysis of point charge systems becomes impossible from the energy point of view.

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