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Unformatted text preview: nductor is said to be in electrosta.c equilibrium. –  Any excess charge on an isolated conductor resides en:rely on its surface. An isolated conductor has the following properties: 1) The electric field is zero everywhere inside the conducting material. Consider if this were not true If there were an electric field inside the conductor, the free charge there would move and there would be a flow of charge. If there were a movement of charge, the conductor would not be in equilibrium. 2) Any excess charge on an isolated conductor resides entirely on its surface. A direct result of the 1/r2 repulsion between like charges in Coulomb’s Law If some excess of charge could be placed inside the conductor, the repulsive forces would push them as far apart as pos...
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