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Field inside a charged sphere

  1. Dec 8, 2015 #1


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    What is the direction of field inside a charged non-conducting sphere?
    Using gauss law, I can find the magnitude of electric field inside the shell by assuming a spherical Gaussian surface. But how can I find its direction?

    Also, if electric field exists inside a charged sphere, wouldnt the charges start moving?
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  3. Dec 8, 2015 #2

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    What's the charge distribution? If the distribution is spherically symmetric, you know the direction of the field must be radial.
    Not if it's a non-conductor.
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