I had a question regarding how Gauss's law works. I have attached an image that depicts two scenarios. Basically, if you assume the blue lines are a conductor and the green and red dots both contain an equal amount of charge, what is the expected behavior of the red dot? As I understand it, in the lower scenario, Gauss's law allows the blue conductor to shield the red dot from the green dot; thus, nothing happens to the red dot. What happens in the second scenario? (The one I drew above) Does the red dot remain where it is or move away -- and please explain why.. Thanks, - Wired Guy.