In my text book, it states that the ball (neutral) in "Shuttling Ball Experiment" will have induced charge. Note : The following happens before the ball touches both plates. (There is no conducted charge) My opinion is : The ball will be attracted to one of the plates. (As there is induced charge) However, the book states that the electric force (by induced charge) will be balanced. (Stated without proof) So which one (I or the book) (am / is) wrong ? If anyone think the book is correct. Can you elaborate the proof here (better with mathematical proof).