Method of Images to Study the Charge Distribution in Cases of Potentials Deviating from Coulomb’s Law

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The method of images is used to study the charge distribution for cases where Coulomb’s law deviates from the inverse square law. This method shows that in these cases some of the charge goes to the surface, while the remainder charge distributed over the volume of the conductor. In accord with the experimental work, we show that the charge distribution will depend on the photon rest mass and is very sensitive to it; a very small value of the rest of mass of the photon will create deviation from Coulomb’s law.

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Sallabi, A. , Khaliel, J. and Mohamed, A. (2014) Method of Images to Study the Charge Distribution in Cases of Potentials Deviating from Coulomb’s Law. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, 6, 51-56. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2014.64008.

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