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Asked by Anurag Verma

Jul 28, 2014

A hollow metal sphere of radius 5 cm is charged such that the potential on its surface is 10 V. What is the potential at the centre of the ..

A hollow metal sphere of radius 5 cm is charged such that the potential on its surface is 10 V. What is the potential at the centre of the sphere?

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Syeda

Member since Jan 25, 2017

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In the case of a hollow metal sphere, the electric field inside the shell is zero. This means that the potential inside the shell is constant. Therefore the potential at the centre of the sphere is the same as that on its surface, i.e. 10 V

Janhavi Govinda rao

Member since Feb 20, 2013

In the case of a hollow metal sphere (spherical shell), the electric field inside the shell is zero. This means that the potential inside the shell is constant. Therefore the potential at the centre of the sphere is the same as that on its surface, i.e. 10 V. (This is because no work is done in moving a charge inside the shell.)
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