PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

Answer for Ch. 24, 4Q

a) All four charges contribute to the electric field at P, and to all other points on the gaussian surface for that matter,
b) But the total flux through the gaussian surface is directly proportional to only the net charge enclosed!


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