PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

Answer for Ch. 24, 52P

a) To find the total charge on the sphere, integrate over the charge density with spherical shells, from 0 to R, as shown:

total charge

b) Consider a gaussian sphere of radius r, centered in the charged sphere. Then the charge enclosed is given by:

total charge

Note the change to the dummy variable r' for integration.

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