A solid spherical conductor has charge + Q and radius R. It is surrounded by a solid spherical shell with charge − Q, inner radius 2R, and outer radius 3R. The objects are isolated in space and the electric potential is zero as the distance from the spheres approaches infinity. Point A is at the center of the inner sphere, Point B is located at R, Point C is located at 2R and point D is located at 3R. All distances are from the center of the inner sphere.

Where is the electric potential maximum?

Where is the electric field maximum?

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# A system of three objects

A system is composed of three objects with masses m, 5m and 6m. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the objects m, 5m and the surface is 0.5. Find the acceleration of the objects.

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# The light bulbs are connected in series or parallel

Two identical light bulbs are connected to identical batteries in two different ways. First they are connected in series and then in parallel. In which circuit will the bulbs shine brightly? What is the ratio of the power supplied in series to the power supplied in parallel?

# A geostationary satellite

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How high above the Earth’s surface must the geostationary satellite be placed into orbit?

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