ch24_p56 - 56. (a) Since the two conductors are connected...

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56. (a) Since the two conductors are connected V 1 and V 2 must be equal to each other. Let V 1 = q 1 /4 πε 0 R 1 = V 2 = q 2 /4 πε 0 R 2 and note that q 1 + q 2 = q and R 2 = 2 R 1 . We solve for q 1 and q 2 : q 1 = q /3, q 2 = 2 q /3, or (b) q 1 / q = 1/3 = 0.333,
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