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# A Point Charge Q is Placed at the Origin. Find the Electrostatic Energy Stored Outside the Sphere of Radius R Centred at the Origin. - Physics

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A point charge Q is placed at the origin. Find the electrostatic energy stored outside the sphere of radius R centred at the origin.

#### Solution

Given :
Charge on the sphere = Q

Radius of the sphere = R

Capacitance of the sphere, C = 4pi∈_0R

Thus, the energy of the sphere is given by

E = 1/2 CV^2

= 1/2 xx 4pi∈_0R xx Q_2/(4pi∈_0R)^2

= Q^2/(8pi∈_0R)

Concept: Energy Stored in a Capacitor
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#### APPEARS IN

HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 9 Capacitors
Q 41 | Page 168