Explain why the net charge in the interior of a conductor is zero and any excess charge given to the conductor resides at its surface only.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 23rd Apr, 2015, 11:22: AM
Consider a conductor carrying an excess charge q in electrostatic condition. Choose a Gaussian surface inside the conductor just inside the conductor near its outer boundary. As the electric field = 0 inside the conductor, the flux through the Gaussian surface must be zero.
Answered by | 23rd Apr, 2015, 01:22: PM
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