When working on homework problems having to do with voltage, there is often the stipulation that V=0 at infinite. If you are dealing with a spherical conductive shell with charge Q, the Electric Field E is equal to K*Q/R^2, where K is the vacuum permittivity constant and R is the radius of the shell. To find the voltage on the surface of the shell you would then use V=E*R, which equates to the general form of the voltage equation V=K*Q/R. Following this course of thought, the voltage in the center of the shell would be V=K*Q/R, where R is 0. Making the voltage in the center of the shell zero. Is the voltage in the center of a spherical conducting shell really zero or did my logic fail me somewhere?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Simple Voltage in Conducting Spherical Shell Question

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