PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

Hint for Ch. 23, 34P

Span the rod with a variable x. I chose x=0 at the end closest to P so that integration was from 0 to -L. The contribution to the electric field from each infinitesimal element charge points to the right. Check the far-field limit for point-charge behavior.

Last updated Sept. 18, 1997.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.