So according to my notes, the field inside a conductor is zero. But what, exactly, is meant by inside?
I think we are in electrostatics for the purpose of this question.
The reason it is zero is because all the electrons are pushed to the edge of the conductor. So are these electrons assumed to be no longer inside the conductor (i.e. not strictly inside the conductor). If this is the case, does this mean that Gauss' Law applies to charges strictly inside a surface, and considers charges on the surface to be "outside" the surface, or more precisely, not strictly inside the surface?
Please let me know if I should write this more clearly.