# Electric potential at point x on the axis of a ring of charge density "eta"

by Bng1290
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 P: 5 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A circular disk of radius R and total charge Q has the charge distributed with surface charge density $$\eta$$ = cr, where c is a constant. Find an expression for the electric potential at distance z on the axis of the disk. Your expression should include R and Q, but not c. 2. Relevant equations $$\eta$$=cr where c is constant V=(1/4pi$$\epsilon$$)(Q/r) V=$$\Sigma$$Vi 3. The attempt at a solution So what I did was to sum all Vi and i was able to pull (1/4pi$$\epsilon$$) and (1/sqrt(z^2+R^2) out which leaves me with Q left in the sum which I know i need to relate to $$\eta$$ in some way. The problem I'm having here is that I just don't understand how to work with $$\eta$$=cr in such a way as to get rid of the constant c in my answer. I feel like I'm not grasping this problem as a whole so any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
 P: 17 To eliminate c, since \eta = cr, you can integrate the charge density over the disk to compute the total charge, Q. This should give you c in terms of Q and R.
 P: 5 Nice! Thanks so much!

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