# Two small identical conducting spheres are placed with their centers 0.30 m apart. One is given a charge of 12 × 10−9 C, the other a charge of 218 × 10−9 C. (a) Find the electrostatic force exerted on one sphere by the other. (b) The spheres are connected by a conducting wire. Find the electrostatic force between the two after equilibrium is reached, where both spheres have the same charge.

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Two small identical conducting spheres are placed with their centers 0.30 m apart. One is given a charge of 12 × 10−9 C, the other a charge of 218 × 10−9 C. (a) Find the electrostatic force exerted on one sphere by the other. (b) The spheres are connected by a conducting wire. Find the electrostatic force between the two after equilibrium is reached, where both spheres have the same charge.

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