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Asked by rashiluvsuall | 2nd May, 2011, 09:25: PM
A conducting sphere having charge and radius a is kept centrally inside a conducting shell having charge and radius b ( a < b ).
The electric potential on the spherical shell of radius R and on the surface of the sphere of radius r are respectively
Hence,the potential difference between the surfaces of the two spheres is
The above equation shows that the smaller sphere is at a higher potential as compared to the large spherical shell. So if the two are connected through a conductor, then the electric charge will flow from the smaller sphere to the larger spherical shell. So if charge is transferred continuously to the smaller sphere in some way, then it will accumulate on the larger shell thereby increasing its electric potential to a very large value.
Answered by | 5th May, 2011, 03:53: AM
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