By Donkey Kong


2019-10-02 04:07:37 8 Comments

What I am confused about is whether the charge of an object is concentrated within the centre of the mass itself, or does it change depending on the situation?

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@Sam 2019-10-02 04:16:50

Charge and mass are independent properties of a body. The center of mass and charge of a body depend solely on the way the mass or charge is distributed about the body. If both are distributed in the same way, their centers will coincide.

@Donkey Kong 2019-10-02 04:25:58

What will affect the distribution of charge?

@Sam 2019-10-02 04:32:08

A rod for example may have a linear charge density, this will mean that the center will not be at the middle. Simply bringing a magnet close to a body will also disturb the distribution of charge.

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