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is newton's 3rd law of motionapplicable in electrostatics? we have a uniformly charged shell and a charge placed inside it. will the charge exert any force on the shell and will the shell exert any force on the charge (since the field inside it is zero)?

is newton's 3rd law of motionapplicable in electrostatics?


we have a uniformly charged shell and a charge placed inside it. will the charge exert any force on the shell and will the shell exert any force on the charge (since the field inside it is zero)?

Grade:12

1 Answers

kumar sumeet
8 Points
12 years ago

if shell is a conductor the charge placed inside it will exert force on the charge distributed on shell such that field inside shell is zero.you cant expect shell to move as electrostatic force is far more powerful than gravitational force

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