PHY2061 R. D. Field Department of Physics chp27_3.doc University of Florida Conductors in Static Equilibrium Conductor: In a conductor some electrons are free to move (without restraint) within the volume of the material (Examples:copper, silver, aluminum, gold) Conductor in Static Equilibrium:When the charge distribution on a conductor reaches static equilibrium(i.e.nothing moving), the net electric field withing the conducting material is exactly zero(and the electric potential is constant). Excess Charge:For a conductor in static equilibriumall the (extra) electric charge
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PHY 2061 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.