A point charge +q, is placed at a distance d

Question:

A point charge +q, is placed at a distance d from an isolated conducting plane. The field at a point P on the other side of the plane is

(a) directed perpendicular to the plane and away from the plane.

(b) directed perpendicular to the plane but towards the plane.

(c) directed radially away from the point charge.

(d) directed radially towards the point charge.

Solution:

When you place a positive charge near a conducting plane, then electric field lines from positive charges will enter into the conducting plane (from the side where positive charge is kept)  and emerge from opposite side of the plane.

In both cases, the direction of electric field lines will always be perpendicular to the surface of the plane.

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