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    Using the method of images, discuss the problem of a point charge q inside a hollow, grounded, conducting sphere of inner radius a. Find:
    (a) the potential inside the sphere
    (b) the induced surface-charge density
    (c) the magnitude and direction of the force acting on q
    (d) Is there any change in the solution if the sphere is kept at a fixed potential V? What about if the sphere has a total charge Q on its inner and outer surfaces?

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    The solution shows how to calculate the potential everywhere, the force and the surface charge density