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## Homework Statement

Is it possible to use Gauss' law to find intensity of a spherical charge distribution where the charge distribution

(i)is non-homogeneous in general...i.e. dependent on (r,theta,phi)

(ii)can be thought of as a made up of concentric spherical shells of different densities?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

(i) I think -No.As the distribution varies with (r,theta,phi) the spherical symmetry is destroyed---the spherical layers should encounter the field lines symmetrically.But that is not allowed here.

(ii)the spherical layers should encounter the field lines symmetrically.So,here it is allowed.

Please confirm if I am correct.