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why the electric field inside a conductor placed inside an external electric field is zero

why the electric field inside a conductor placed inside an external electric field is zero
 

Grade:12

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Sourabh Singh IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 2104 Points
5 years ago
It only happens in electrostats as in electrostatics free charges in a good conductor reside only on the surface. and after coming on surface they will align themselves in such a fashion such that field is zero inside.

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