PHY 5346 HW Set 4 Solutions – Kimel 2. 2.

9 The system is pictured below

a) We have treated this probem in class. We found the charge density induced was   3 0 E 0 cos  We also note the radial force/unit area outward from the surface is  2 /2 0 . Thus the force on the right hand hemisphere is, using x  cos  1  F z  1 Þ  2 z  da  1 3 0 E 0 2 2R 2 Þ x 3 dx  1 3 0 E 0 2 2R 2 /4  9  0 E 2 R 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 An equal force acting in the opposite direction would be required to keep the hemispheres from sparating. b) Now the charge density is   3 0 E 0 cos   Fz  Thus 1 F z  9  0 E 2 R 2  1 QE 0  Q2 0 2 4 32 0 R 2 An equal force acting in the opposite direction would be required to keep the himispheres from separating. 1 2 0 Q Q Q  3 0E0x   3 0E0 x  2 2 4R 12 0 E 0 R 2 4R Q 1 3 E 2 2R 2 Þ 1 x x  0 0 2 0 0 12 0 E 0 R 2
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