Fri January 04, 2013 By:

Please explain why does the electric field inside a metallic conductor zero

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Sat January 05, 2013
electric line of force nevre pass through the conductor. this can also be found by the "gauss law" as charge distributes uniformly over the surface of the conductor resulting in a zero electric field inside it. Inside a  conductor ,the ELECTRIC FIELD IS ALWAYS EQUAL TO ZERO.
 Inside a conductor, as we know that free electrons are present as a result they would experience a force and drift . but in static situation the free charges are so distributed that they would cancel out each other forces & net electric field will be zero. 
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