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Non conducting cylinder and conducting cylinder

  1. Oct 5, 2013 #1
    what is difference between uniformly charged non conducting cylinder and conducting cylinder with respect to their charge distribution and conductivity?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 5, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    You cannot have a uniformly charged conducting cylinder. If it is conducting then the charge will move to the outside and be most dense at the corners.
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