The problem states:
2 concentric shells made out of conductive materials as in the diagram. R2/ R1 = 6. If the shells were charged with a total charge of 100 nc the connected with a wire, Then the final charge on both shells would be?
1) 33.3, 66.7 2) 30, 70 3) 20, 80 4) 50,50 5) 14.3,85.7
Voltage at both end points of the wire should be the same
The Attempt at a Solution
Shouldn't all the charge go to the outer shell? So it will be 0, 100
The solution provided used this formula:
Q1/ Q2 = R1/R2
Where we only used this formula for the case of two really far conducting shells connected with a wire.
Exam tomorrow, Thank you in advance.