# Quick Answer: What is the electric field outside a spherical capacitor?

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In the case that the spheres have equal and opposite total charge, the sum is zero and, thus, the electric field in the exterior region is zero.

## What is the electric field outside a Shell?

Thus, the electric field outside a Shell is the same . The charge enclosed inside the spherical shell is 0. Therefore, due to the electric field, the uniformly charged spherical shell is zero at all points inside the shell.

## What is the electric field of a capacitor?

In a simple parallel-plate capacitor, a voltage applied between two conductive plates creates a uniform electric field between those plates. The electric field strength in a capacitor is directly proportional to the voltage applied and inversely proportional to the distance between the plates.

## Why is the electric field outside the capacitor zero?

The electric field due to a plate of the capacitor is independent of the distance from it (its uniform) provided its not infinite. So if the finite identical plates have uniform charge density, away from the edges outside the capacitor the field should be 0.

## How do you sum a capacitor?

To calculate the total overall capacitance of a number of capacitors connected in this way you add up the individual capacitances using the following formula: CTotal = C1 + C2 + C3 and so on Example: To calculate the total capacitance for these three capacitors in parallel.

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## Can electric field be negative?

Electric field is not negative. It is a vector and thus has negative and positive directions. An electron being negatively charged experiences a force against the direction of the field.

## Does electric field change in capacitor?

The voltage drop of a parallel plate capacitor is equal to the internal electric field times the distance between them. From this, it can be seen that doubling the voltage of the battery will doubled the electric field inside the capacitor.