Static Electricity, Spheres question

  • Thread starter vaironl
  • Start date
  • #1
34
0

Homework Statement


Suppose you have two isolated conducting spheres that are both neutral. You move 2mC of charge from one to the other.

a. What is the charge now on each sphere?
My solution: One sphere is positively charged with 2mC more protons, while the other is negatively charged with 2mC more electrons.
Comments: What is mC? I know C is the SI unit of charge but I cannot find mC.
megaCoulomb?

b. What is the charge difference between them?
My solution: 2mC

c. What is the force between the spheres, if the centers of the spheres are 1.3m apart?
Relevant information: [itex]\frac{k*q1*q2}{d^2}[/itex]

k= 8.99 * 109Nm2/C2
Solution: Felectric = [itex]\frac{(8.99*10^9)(2*10^6C)^2}{1.3^2}[/itex]
= 2.13 * 1022N
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
tiny-tim
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
25,832
251
hi vaironl! :smile:

("m" is always "milli-'', as in mg, mm, or ms :wink:)
Suppose you have two isolated conducting spheres that are both neutral. You move 2mC of charge from one to the other.

b. What is the charge difference between them?
My solution: 2mC
suppose you have two plates each with equal numbrs of apples and pears

you move two apples from one plate to the other … :smile:
 

Related Threads on Static Electricity, Spheres question

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
9
Views
931
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
4K
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
Top