The Charge Distribution on a Conductor

Event Date:
2019-10-31T16:00:00
2019-10-31T17:00:00
Event Location:
Hennings 201
Speaker:
David Griffiths (Reed)
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Intended Audience:
Undergraduate
Local Contact:

Douglas Scott

Event Information:

In electrostatics any excess charge on a conductor goes to the surface.  This is due, of course, to the mutual repulsion of like charges.  But it depends critically on the precise form of Coulomb's law and on the dimensionality of the conductor.  I will discuss some intriguing examples, including the vexed case of a conducting needle.

Add to Calendar 2019-10-31T16:00:00 2019-10-31T17:00:00 The Charge Distribution on a Conductor Event Information: In electrostatics any excess charge on a conductor goes to the surface.  This is due, of course, to the mutual repulsion of like charges.  But it depends critically on the precise form of Coulomb's law and on the dimensionality of the conductor.  I will discuss some intriguing examples, including the vexed case of a conducting needle. Event Location: Hennings 201