Physics 201- Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism
August 30- Coulomb's Law

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Charge Distributions

A postiviely charged metal sphere is brought near an identical sphere (initially neutral) and connected with a copper rod. 

What is the charge distribution on the two spheres after a short while?










A postiviely charged metal sphere is brought near an identical sphere (initially neutral) and connected with a plastic rod. 

What is the charge distribution on the two spheres after a short while?








A postiviely charged plastic sphere is brought near a metal sphere (initially neutral). 


What will be the final charge distribution on the metal sphere?  (The plastic sphere is still to the left of the metal sphere, but just not shown in the figures.)
 






(An aside on how photocopiers work.)
 

 

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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2002