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Homework Help: Coaxial Cylindrical Conductors

  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What would the equipotential or e-field lines look like when staring down the axis of the two finite cylinders? Will the E-field lines be radial or are they different because the cylinders aren't infinite?
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  3. Oct 3, 2007 #2
    Also, how can I verify that the electric fields equal the inverse of the radial distances

    E1/E2 = R2/R1

    when I have a plot of equipotential lines for the cylinders.
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