What is Line charge: Definition and 87 Discussions

A mine-clearing line charge (abbreviated MICLIC and pronounced or "mick-lick") is used to create a breach in minefields under combat conditions. While there are many types, the basic design is for many explosive charges connected on a line to be projected onto the minefield. The charges explode, detonating any buried mines, thus clearing a path for infantry to cross. The system may either be human-portable or vehicle-mounted. The systems do not guarantee clearance of all types of mines.

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  1. F

    Magnitude of the Line Charge Density of a Power Line

    Okay so I am a little confused as to where I made a mistake. I couldn't figure out how to program Latex into this website but I attached a file with the work I did and an explanation of my thought process along the way.
  2. noowutah

    Find the electric field of a long line charge at a radial distance

    TL;DR Summary: Find the electric field of a long line charge at a radial distance where the potential is 24V higher than at a radial distance r_1=3m where E=4V/m. Answer: 29.5V/m. Never mind: I retract this question. The integral apparently is supposed to diverge! I apologize for not reading...
  3. A

    Semi-circular cylinder and line charge

    Hi! I think I solved the problem but I would like you to take a look at it please, is it right? is there a better way to solve it?
  4. M

    Find the electric field intensity from an infinite line charge

    what I've done so far? -i've determined the vector between the point (4, 0, 0) and the point P. (4, 6, 8) - (4, 0, 0) (0, 6, 8) -The norm of this vector is the radial distance of the line to point P (the value of “ρ” in the formula) √(0^2 + 6^2 + 8^2) = 10 -> ρ = 10 -and its unit vector is...
  5. wcjy

    Electric field problem using Gauss' law: Point charge moving near a line charge

    F = qE ma = (2*10^-6) * (λ / (2pi*r*ε0) ) ma = (2*10^-6) * (4*10^-6 / (2pi*4*ε0) ) => I am not certain what to put for r ( But I sub in 4 because dist is 4) a = ( (2*10^-6) * (4*10^-6 / (2pi*4*ε0) ) )/ 0.1 a = 0.35950 v^2 = U^2 + 2 a s v = 0 u^2 = -2 a s => Can't sqrt negative so...
  6. S

    Periodic images of dipole line charge followed by a vacuum space

    Can I sum up the potential due to all positive line charges and all negative line charges separately, with the boundary condition being at the edge of my unit cell, the potential should be the same and inside the metal there is a contant potential?
  7. CharlieCW

    Potential inside a cylindrical shell with a line charge

    Homework Statement Find the electric potential of an infinitely long cylinder shell of radius ##R## whose walls are grounded, when in its interior a line charge, parallel to the cylinder, is placed at ##r=a## (with ##a<R##) and that has a lineal charge density ##\lambda##. Homework Equations...
  8. Jayalk97

    Electrostatics: calculating the E-field of a line charge

    Hey guys, could anyone tell me if set up this integral correctly? Thanks in advanced!
  9. G

    Gauss's Law and Parallel Line Charges

    Homework Statement Find an equation for the net electric field at a point, above and between, two infinite line charges, one with line charge density λ and the second with line charge density -λ. The point is a distance R from both line charges, a distance y above the midpoint between charges...
  10. P

    Electric field above an off-center finite line charge

    Homework Statement There is a finite line charge with length L = 1 meter and linear charge density λ = 1*10^-16 C/m. Point P is h = 70cm above the line charge and distance x from the right end of the line charge. The magnitude and direction of the electric field at point P must be found. The...
  11. C

    Electric Field of Line Charge with Displaced Origin

    Homework Statement Positive charge Q is distributed uniformly along the x-axis from x = 0 to x = a. Determine a. The electric field produced by the charge distribution Q at points on the positive x-axis where x > a. b. A point charge q is then placed at x = a + r. Determine force on q due to Q...
  12. RJLiberator

    EM: Electric field, Two thin rods uniform line charge

    Homework Statement Two identical thin rods of length L carry the same uniform line charge distribution (charge per unit length) of . If the two rods are collinear (aligned along the same line), with a distance of d between their nearest ends, calculate the Coulomb force (magnitude and...
  13. R

    Electric field of an infinitely long charge carrying wire

    Homework Statement Find the electric field of an infinitely long straight wire of charge ## \lambda## C/m at a point ##r= ix+jy## Homework Equations ##\int E.da = \frac {Q}{\epsilon_0}## ##E= \frac{\int dq}{4\pi\epsilon_0 r^2} ##r The Attempt at a Solution Drawing a cylindrical gaussian...
  14. E

    Electric Field Intensity of a line on bisecting plane

    Homework Statement A very thin, finite, and uniformly charged line of length 10 m carries a charge of 10 µC/m. Calculate the electric field intensity in a plane bisecting the line at ρ = 5 m. Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution Not sure why I'm not getiting this but I've been at this...
  15. B

    Potential due to a line charge

    Homework Statement A line charge with uniform charge distribution and linear charge density ##\lambda## lie along z-axis from ##(0,0,-d)## to ##(0,0,+d)##. Find electric field due to this charge along z, x-axis and potential at ##(0,0,2d)##, ##(\sqrt{3}d, 0,0)## and ##(3d/2, 0 , d)##...
  16. grandpa2390

    Electrostatics Line Charge question

    Homework Statement Find the Electric field a distance z above one end of a straight line segment of length L that carries a uniform line charge λ Homework Equations Complicated formula due to lack of font for the notation used by the author of the book. so I wrote it out. I did my best to...
  17. P

    Asymmetric Line Charge Voltage

    Homework Statement A line of charge with a non-uniform charge density lambda=ay, where a=−34.00 nC/m^2 lies along the y axis in the region 0≤y≤2.90 m. Calculate the electric potential of this line of charge at point P on the x axis a distance 0.80 m from the origin. Assume the potential...
  18. H

    Line charge within a charged shell (basket case)

    1. Homework Statement An infinite line of charge with linear density λ1 = 6.8 μC/m is positioned along the axis of a thick insulating shell of inner radius a = 2.5 cm and outer radius b = 4.8 cm. The insulating shell is uniformly charged with a volume density of ρ = -667 μC/m3. 1) What is λ2...
  19. JulienB

    Multipole expansion of a line charge distribution

    Homework Statement Hi everybody! I'm very stuck trying to solve this problem, hopefully some of you can give me a clue about in which direction I should go: Determine the multipole expansion in two dimensions of the potential of a localized charge distribution ##\lambda(\vec{x})## until the...
  20. gsmtiger18

    Displacement current and magnetic flux through a wire loop

    Homework Statement A long straight wire has a line charge, λ that varies in time according to: λ = λ0e(-βt). A square loop of dimension, a, is adjacent to the wire (at a distance a away from the wire). Calculate expressions for the displacement current at the center of the wire loop and the...
  21. S

    Electric Field along bisector of charged line (w/error)

    Homework Statement You wish to determine the electric field magnitude along the perpendicular bisector of a 230-mm line along which35 nC of charge is distributed uniformly. You want to get by with a minimal amount of work, so you need to know when it is sufficient to approximate the line of...
  22. 1

    What does divergence of electric field = 0 mean?

    Homework Statement I just want to focus on the divergence outside the cylinder (r >R) Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution For r > R, I said ∇ * E = p/ε But that's wrong. The answer is ∇ * E = 0 I'm confused because there is definitely an electric field outside the cylinder (r...
  23. gsmtiger18

    Line charge creating induced emf and displacement current

    Homework Statement A long, straight wire has a line charge, λ, that varies in time according to: λ = λ0 exp(-βt). A square wire loop of dimension a is located adjacent to the wire at a distance of a from the wire. Calculate expressions for the displacement current at the center of the wire loop...
  24. grandpa2390

    Find Electric field due to line charge -- Intermediate E&M

    Homework Statement https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8xmgdwwqalymm4/000407.png?dl=0 Homework Equations I am not sure. The Attempt at a Solution I really don't understand how to go about this. I really need someone to help walk me through this where I can ask questions along the way. It is not so...
  25. G

    Finding E-field at a point away from a line charge

    Homework Statement A line charge with a uniform linear charge density Lambda lies along the x-axis and extends from -∞ to 0. Determine the X-component, and Y-component of the E-field at a point P, a distance 'a' from the origin on the positive y-axis. Homework Equations dE= (k*dq/r^2)* r(hat)...
  26. gracy

    Problem : electric field due to line charge

    Homework Statement A non conducting rod of length 2.2 m carries a negative charge of 3.8 ×10^-7 spread uniformly over it's length .What is the magnitude of electric field near the mid point of the rod at a perpendicular distance 3.6 mm from the rod? Homework Equations E=λ/2πε0r The Attempt at...
  27. N

    Electric field of line charge with non uniform charge densit

    Homework Statement A thin line of charge is on the x-axis from x = -L/2 to L/2. The charge density is non uniform and given by λ = ax where x are the points on the charge distribution. Calculate the electric field for all points along the y axis. Homework Equations E = kQ/r^2 The Attempt at...
  28. CopyOfA

    Potenial inside Wedge due to Line Charge

    Homework Statement We are given a wedge configuration with three sections. There are two conducting planes held at zero potential that make an angle of ##2\beta## with each other. They are connected by a portion of a conducting cylinder with radius ##a##. An infinite uniform line charge of...
  29. C

    Electric field at a point due to an infinite line charge

    Homework Statement Charge is distributed uniformly along an infinite straight line with density λ. Develop the expression for E at the general point P. Homework Equations The electric field at a point P, caused by N point charges Qi, each a distance ri from P, is given by \mathbf{E}...
  30. U

    Electric Field due to line charge

    Homework Statement A non-conducting rod AB, having uniformly distributed positive charge of linear charge density λ is kept in x-y plane. The rod AB is inclined at an angle 30° with +ve Y-axis. The magnitude of electrostatic field at origin due to rod AB is E_0 N/C and its direction is along...
  31. Sneakatone

    Line Charge and Charged Cylindrical Shell (Gauss law)

    Homework Statement An infinite line of charge with linear density λ1 = 6.2 μC/m is positioned along the axis of a thick insulating shell of inner radius a = 2.7 cm and outer radius b = 4.4 cm. The insulating shell is uniformly charged with a volume density of ρ = -552 μC/m3.1) What is λ2, the...
  32. B

    Field on a plane from line charge

    Homework Statement A wire at extends for -L to L on the z-axis with charge ##\lambda##. Find the field at points on the xy-plane Homework Equations ##E(r)=k\int\frac{\rho}{r^2}dq## ##k=\frac{1}{4\pi ε_o}## The Attempt at a Solution First time I've looked for field on a plane so I...
  33. A

    Electric Field Intensity at a point due to a infinite line charge

    Homework Statement Infinite uniform line charges of 5nc/m lie along the (positive and negative) x and y axes in free space. Find E at :P(0,3,4) Homework Equations E due to line charge along the Z-axis is given by: E=(λ/(2∏*ε*r))*ar where λ=line charge density;ε=...
  34. M

    E and V for 2 rings of line charge, radius R separated by R

    there are 2 rings of charge, radius R on the x-axis separated by a distance R, find the potential and E field. so don't you have to calculate the field to the left of the 2 rings, in between the 2 rings and to the right? I get these answers for the E field which by symmetry points only on the...
  35. M

    Electric Field- Infinite Plane Charge Infinite Line Charge

    Homework Statement Blah Blah irrelevant context.. positively charged plate occupying the x - y plane with charge density ##σ=5.2{\frac{nC}{m^2}}##.This maybe modeled as an infinite charged plane. There is a Charged wire running parallel to the y-axis through the point ##(-2.0cm, 0, 1.0cm)##...
  36. E

    Electric field of finite line charge and 2 point charges

    Homework Statement A finite uniform linear charge ρ_L = 4 nC/m lies on the xy plane; start point and end point are (7,0,0) and (0,7,0) .While point charges of 8 nC each are located at (0, 1, 1) and (0, -1, 1). Find E at (0, 0 ,0) Homework Equations dE=ρ_L *dz'/4∏ε *...
  37. T

    Surface Volume and Line charge densities, how to solve problems?

    This question is a perfect example: A solid sphere 25cm in radius carries 14microC, distributed uniformly throughout it's volume. Find the electric field strength a) 15cm b)25cm and c)50 cm from center. I know that I need my gaussian surface and I also need p=q/v where p is the...
  38. baby_1

    Line charge equation in electromagnetic

    Hello i have some questions about to obtain finite line charge equation. as you know the equation of a finite line charge equation is now i want to demonstrate this equation. at first i assume that charge element on z>0 so 1- i solve the problem but my final answer is different...
  39. A

    Finding magnitude of x-component Electric Field due to a Line Charge

    Homework Statement A rod lies on the x-axis with one end at the origin and another at x=2. The linear charge density is given by λ(x)=C(x^(3) + 3x^(2)). Find the x-component of the electric field Ex at the origin in terms of q. Homework Equations Ex = ƩdEx ||dE||= (k|dq|/r^(2)) (z/r)...
  40. M

    Deriving Electric Field at Origin for Infinite Line Charge

    Homework Statement A line charge starts at x = +x0 and extends to positive infinity. The linear charge density varies inversely with distance from the origin, λ(x)=(λ0*x0)/x derive the expression for the electric field at the origin, E0, due to this infinetly long line-charge (L→+∞)...
  41. D

    Electric field of a line charge with the divergence theorem

    Hi, on page 63 of David J. Griffiths' "Introduction to Electrodynamics" he calculates the electric field at a point z above a line charge (with a finite length L) using the electric field in integral form. E_z = \frac{1}{4 \pi \epsilon_0} \int_{0}^{L} \frac{2 \lambda z}{\sqrt{(z^2 + x^2)^3}}...
  42. B

    Potential for an infinite line charge

    Homework Statement For the single line charge, derive an expression for Electric Potential. Homework Equations V(r)=-\intE\bulletdr E for infinite line = \frac{\lambda}{2\pi r\epsilon} The Attempt at a Solution The integration is straightforward enough—my question is as to what the...
  43. L

    Electric field for non uniform line charge

    Homework Statement Find the Electric field at distance z above the mid point of a length L straight line segment, carrying a non-uniform line charge \lambda = \frac{1}{C} |x| where C is a constant 2. The attempt at a solution I note that the horizontal component cancels out...
  44. N

    A line charge with variable charge density

    Homework Statement A line charge in the x directio has a variable charge density given by the equation λ=4 λnot((1-x)/2L), where λnot is a constant. The rod has a length of L. i)What is the net charge of the rod? Hint-the net charge is calculated by integrating the charge density with respect...
  45. H

    Potential Energy from an infinite line charge

    Homework Statement This isn't a real HW problem for me but just a question I asked myself and I am slightly confused by the solution I get. Here is the situation. You have an infinite line charge and a point charge q. Find the potential energy given to the point charge from the infinite line...
  46. F

    H-Field in a region with magnetic susceptibility from an infinite line charge

    Homework Statement Pollack, Stump - Electromagnetism. Prob. 9.23 A long straight wire carrying current 1 is parallel to the z axis and passes through the point (a, 0, 0) . The region x > 0 is vacuum, and the region x < 0 is a material with magnetic susceptibility Xm . Show that the...
  47. O

    Point charge equilibrium w/ line charge problem

    Homework Statement There is a charge located at the origin of magnitude 5nC. There exists a vertical line of charge, 2 meters in length, that runs from (2m,-1m) to (2m,1m). a) What uniform linear charge density must this line of charge have in order that the net force on a charge placed at...
  48. J

    Gaussian surface line charge

    Homework Statement A uniformly charged, straight filament 7.00 m in length has a total positive charge of 2.00 \muC. An uncharged cardboard cylinder 2.00 cm in length and 10.0 cm in radius surrounds the filament at its center, with the filament as the axis of the cylinder. Using reasonable...
  49. jegues

    Striaght Line Charge of Finite Length (E Field)

    Straight Line Charge of Finite Length (E Field) Homework Statement Find the expression for the E field at an arbitrary point in space due to a straight line of length l uniformly charged with total charge Q. The ambient medium is air. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution...