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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi everyone im very new here so please don' be too harsh with me :shy: I hope I posted this in the right section. If I haven't, then please accept my apologies and can a mod please kindly move my post to the appropriate section?

Im taking a very basic physics class atm and I was having trouble understanding some theory behind the unit we are on right now (Gauss' law/capacitors/charges/potentials).

Yesterday my teacher left us with a question to think about and i'm having difficulty understanding the reasoning behind it. He asked that if theres two unequal charged conductors and they're brought into contact w/ each other, the charge will redistribute betw/ the two conductors in a fashion that...

Now, I think that they would become equally charged but one of my other friends brought up the point that the potential inside each conductor is the same and i'm not sure whether or not he's right. Anyone know what the correct answer to this abstract question?

As well, would someone please explain to me (if i'm wrong) if it could be possible that the field outside conductor 1 might be the same as the field outside conductor 2?

Im taking a very basic physics class atm and I was having trouble understanding some theory behind the unit we are on right now (Gauss' law/capacitors/charges/potentials).

Yesterday my teacher left us with a question to think about and i'm having difficulty understanding the reasoning behind it. He asked that if theres two unequal charged conductors and they're brought into contact w/ each other, the charge will redistribute betw/ the two conductors in a fashion that...

Now, I think that they would become equally charged but one of my other friends brought up the point that the potential inside each conductor is the same and i'm not sure whether or not he's right. Anyone know what the correct answer to this abstract question?

As well, would someone please explain to me (if i'm wrong) if it could be possible that the field outside conductor 1 might be the same as the field outside conductor 2?

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