Calcalus challenge.

1. Oct 29, 2005

kant

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.

2. Oct 30, 2005

kant

no taker???

3. Oct 30, 2005

James R

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.

4. Oct 30, 2005

kant

well, there is no fun if it is easy.