Spherical conductors

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Homework Statement



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


Homework Equations



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

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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I think you are wright.
It is a vector sum of two spheres.
 
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Great! Thanks!
 

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