Accession Number : AD0283515

Title :   THE FORCES BETWEEN CONDUCTING SPHERES IN A UNIFORM ELECTRIC FIELD

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DAVIS,M.H.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The electrostatic boundary value problem of two conducting spheres in a uniform electric field is solved in bispherical coordinates. The spheres may have any relative size, they may be charged or uncharged, and the field may make any angle with their line of centers. The components of the force acting on one of the spheres along and perpendicular to the line of centers are derived and numerical results are presented. One important application of these results is in the field of cloud physics, since electrostatic effects can markedly influence the coalescence of cloud droplets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *ELECTROSTATICS, *POTENTIAL THEORY, *SPHERES, WATER VAPOR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE