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An electric field due to a positively charged spherical conductor is shown abovWhere will the electric field be weakest?
  1. Point A
  2. Point B
  3. Point C
  4. Same at all points
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<b>Figure 18.62</b> A charge sphere.
Figure 18.62 A charge sphere.
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OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 18, Problem 21 (Test Prep for AP® Courses) (0:22)

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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. Because electric field varies with the inverse square of the distance from the point particle, the field will be smallest where you are further away. So the point that is furthest away from this point charge is position C.