## PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

### Hint for Ch. 26, special problem #2

Consider one conductor to have linear charge density of +*lambda* and the other conductor to have -*lambda*.
Employ the superposition theorem to consider the contribution of each line of charge to the total **E**; the contribution from each can be found using the typical configuration of a gaussian cylinder. (See Group Exercise #2.)
Evaluate the resulting potential difference between the two conductors by evaluating the line integral relating **E** to V, and from that a formula for capacitance.

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