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?
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.