Evaluate the electric field that arises from an infinite line of charge.
Solution | |
Step 1: | Understand the geometry |
Step 2: | Span the charge distribution |
Step 3: | Evaluate the contribution from the infinitesimal charge element |
Step 4: | Exploit symmetry as appropriate |
Step 5: | Set up the integral |
Step 6: | Solve the integral |
Step 7: | The Result! |
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