## In a certain region of space, the electric field E is uniform.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In a certain region of space, the electric field E/vec is uniform.
Why is the charge density in this region zero?
Assume in a region of space where there is no charge, must E/vec be uniform?

2. Relevant equations

Gauss's Law

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't really know why a uniform electric field makes the charge density zero... The only thing that I know I could do would be to make this "area" so large (to infinity) that the resulting density would be zero. Can anyone explain to me why?

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 Recognitions: Homework Help If there was a charge would the field be uniform?
 No because the charge would cause a distortion of the field?

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## In a certain region of space, the electric field E is uniform.

That would be my thinking.

What about a region with no charge? Must the field be uniform?

 Hmm, I would say no, because the charge can be right outside the area with no charge..?

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 Quote by xxaznitex Hmm, I would say no, because the charge can be right outside the area with no charge..?
Precisely.