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# A hollow insulated conducting sphere is given a positive charge of . What will be the electric field at the centre of the sphere if its radius is metres?

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## zero

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Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Correct option is A)

## As a property of conductor, Charge will resides on the outer surface of the hollow sphere. Since the shape of sphere is symmetric, hence charge distribution will be uniform, As shown in the figure. The given situation is now a uniformly charged hollow conducting shell.Inside which the Electric field is zero at all points. Hence correct option is . We can find the electric field inside using Gauss Law as follows: Consider a gaussian spherical surface of radius Charge inside gaussian surface From gauss theorem:   At all points of gaussian surface, is constant radially outwards due to symmetry and is perpendicular to the gaussian surface, hence both are parallel and angle between them is zero.   Full area of gaussian surface is Hence, option A is correct.   0 0