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Homework Help: A Conducting Shell around a Conducting Rod

  1. Jan 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An infinitely long conducting cylindrical rod with a positive charge "lambda" per unit length is surrounded by a conducting cylindrical shell (which is also infinitely long) with a charge per unit length of "-2 lambda" and radius r1.

    a) What is E(r) , the radial component of the electric field between the rod and cylindrical shell as a function of the distance r from the axis of the cylindrical rod?

    Express your answer in terms of "lambda", r, and "epsilon" , the permittivity of free space.

    b) What is "fi - inner" , the surface charge density (charge per unit area) on the inner surface of the conducting shell?

    c) What is "fi - outer" , the surface charge density on the outside of the conducting shell? (Recall from the problem statement that the conducting shell has a total charge per unit length given by "-2 lambda" .)

    d) What is the radial component of the electric field, E(r), outside the shell?

    I have no idea how to solve this

    Anyone that knows?

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  3. Sep 27, 2009 #2
    http://www.physics.wisc.edu/undergrads/courses/spring08/202/hw2sols.pdf [Broken]
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