# Electrostatics (Doubt)

Consider two conducting spheres of same radius $r$, separated by a distance $d$. Charges $+q$ and $-q$ are placed on the two spheres. Find the force $F$ acting on one sphere due to the other.

###### Problem credit: Ritvik Vantipalli Note by Venkata Karthik Bandaru
4 years, 2 months ago

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Consider the charge centred at the centre. Force sud be q^2/(d+2r)^2

I am guessing. Am I right?

- 3 years, 4 months ago

No. The spheres are conducting. Hence, the charges distribute in such a way that the potential at the surface is equal radially symmetric.

- 3 years, 2 months ago

@Kishore S Sheno Nope, I don't know the answer.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

@Kishore S Shenoy The separation is arbitary (of course, greater than 2r).

- 4 years, 2 months ago

- 4 years, 2 months ago

@Kishore S Shenoy There are two spherical conductors : one having charge +q and other -q. Find force of interaction between them ( as a function of their common radius r and distance between their centres d).

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Ohh, the separation is not large? I suppose that is the catch?

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Can you please elaborate the question?

- 4 years, 2 months ago