Suspended neutral conductor#

Part 1#

An uncharged conducting sphere is suspended from the ceiling as shown in the figure. A negatively charged rod is brought nearby.

A neutral conductor suspended from the ceiling with a charged rod nearby.

The neutral conductor is:

Answer Section#

  • attracted to the rod

  • repelled by the rod

  • unaffected by the rod

The conducting sphere becomes polarized and is attracted to the charged rod.


Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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