## Describe how, using a positively-charged rod and two neutral metal spheres, we canmake one sphere positive without touching it to the rod. Y

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Describe how, using a positively-charged rod and two neutral metal spheres, we canmake one sphere positive without touching it to the rod. You might want to draw adiagram to help you.

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3 months 2021-08-07T20:54:15+00:00 1 Answers 2 views 0

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se the principle of induction.

place the two metallic spheres together,  now we bring the positively charged bar closer to the first sphere.

The charge that was induced in the sphere is distributed as infirm as possible,

At this time I separate the spheres and move the bar away, by separating the spheres the excess positive

Explanation:

For this exercise we will use that the electric charge is not created, it is not destroyed and charges of the same sign repel.

Let’s use the principle of induction. We place the two metallic spheres together, one in front of the other, now we bring the positively charged bar closer to the first sphere.

Here the positive charge of the bar repels the positive charge of the sphere, but as this is mocil it moves as far away as possible, until the negative charge that remains neutralizes the positive charge of the bar.

The charge that was induced in the sphere is distributed as infirm as possible, most of it in the furthest sphere, since the Coulomb force decreases.

At this time I separate the spheres and move the bar away, by separating the spheres the excess positive charge in the last sphere cannot be neutralized, therefore this sphere remains with a positive charge.