# A question on electric fields

What is the field near a square metal plate (with infinitesimal thickness)

The answer is E = $$\sigma$$ / $$\epsilon$$

where $$\sigma$$ = Charge per unit area

$$\epsilon$$ = relative permeabily

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What will be the first step?

For coulomb

$$\int$$ dE = k $$\sigma$$$$\int$$ 1/r^2 dA

Im getting

E = $$\sigma$$ $$\pi$$ / 8 $$\epsilon$$

The symbolys are multiplying not tothe power of. This result is wrong

I didn't understand how did u get that answer.
newayz, try using gauss theorem... what is the Gaussian surface here?

no i want to use colomb

K, then you have take a disc with infinitesimal width, find electric field due to it, and integrate for radius = 0 to infinity(coz the sheet is infinite)

i know

im just not getting the right ans

k, tell me what is electric field at a distance x from the infinitesimally wide disc of radius r ?