Electric Potential inside a charged conductor

In this post, we will find the nature of the electric potential inside a charged conductor. We will show that the electric potential inside a charged conductor is constant.

Electric Potential inside a charged conductor

In one of our posts, we have shown that the electric field inside a charged conductor is zero. To find out the electric potential inside the charged conductor, we will use this equation: E = -dV/dr.

As inside the charged conductor, E = 0, so we can write: 0 = -dV/dr

=> dV = 0

This means that inside a charged conductor the change in electric potential = 0.

This also means that the electric potential in the charged conductor is constant.

Electric Potential inside a charged conductor
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