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Homework Help: Induced superficial charge distribution of a sphere

  1. Apr 11, 2004 #1
    Hello, im new to this forums but i think you are doing a wonderfull job in helping us students trough our physics learning :redface:

    Here is my q.

    I have a conductor sphere moving at constant velocity trough a constant perpendicular magnetic field and i need to find the induced superficial charge distribution of the sphere under the Lorentz formalism..

    i dont have any electromagnetic theory books at hand and i took the electromagnetic theory course a while back, so im kind of clueless here...

    any help will be apretiated... thx
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  3. Apr 12, 2004 #2
    lol... maybe i posted this one in the wrong board

    here is what i did (if anyone is interested)

    i used the relativistic form of the lorentz force and replaced the magnetic field for a "virtual" electric field acting on the sphere and simply resolved the potential equation.

    i dont know if this was done right, all i have to do is wait till tomorrow.

    thats of course if anyone cares :P
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2004
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