QUE: A metal sphere is held fixed on a smooth horizontal insulated plate & another metal sphere is placed at some distance away. if the fixed sphere is given a charge , then the another sphere will be attracted towards first . why it is not showing induction?

Asked by Gaurav nagpal | 30th Jun, 2011, 12:29: AM

Expert Answer:

When the fixed sphere is given charge it induces opposite charge on the nearer end of the other sphere and similar charge at the farther end. Thus net force between the two spheres will be attractive. Thus free sphere will be attracted towards the fixed sphere.

Answered by  | 1st Jul, 2011, 03:15: PM

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