why do the electric field lines enter or leave the surface of the conductor perpendicularly?

Asked by akkisara | 13th May, 2012, 06:39: PM

Expert Answer:

 If it wasn't perpendicular, there would be a component of the field along the surface. A charge experiencing that field would move along the surface in response to that field, which is inconsistent with the conductor being in equilibrium.

Answered by  | 13th May, 2012, 07:01: PM

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