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Homework Help: Calcalus challenge.

  1. Oct 29, 2005 #1
    Given an infinite long cylindrical shell of inner radias a and outer radius b.

    proof using coulombs law that any point inside the inner radius a, the eletric field will always be zero.
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  3. Oct 30, 2005 #2
    no taker???
  4. Oct 30, 2005 #3

    James R

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    It's easy enough using Gauss's law. Coulomb's law is a little more difficult.

    Of course, this assumes the cylinder is a conductor. If it isn't, the statement isn't necessarily true.
  5. Oct 30, 2005 #4
    well, there is no fun if it is easy.
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