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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 equilibrium all 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.

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