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Homework Help: Spherical conductors

  1. Sep 29, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two equal sized spherical conductors are connected with a wire. Charge is placed in one conductor. What is the electric field look like?


    2. Relevant equations

    E=q/4pi*ep*r^2

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think that since these two conductors are connected by a wire, that they would have to share the charge. There would be electric field lines coming out of each sphere and that each sphere would have 1/2 of the total charge that was placed in the first sphere. Is this the correct way to reason this problem? Thanks!
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2010 #2
  4. Oct 1, 2010 #3
    I think you are wright.
    It is a vector sum of two spheres.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 #4
    Great! Thanks!
     
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