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Coulomb's Law into Gauss' Law

  1. Jun 27, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Q) Use Coulomb’s Law to DERIVE the Gauss Law result for the particular case of A
    SINGLE POINT CHARGE. That is, using Coulomb’s Law, find the ELECTRIC FLUX going through a sphere of radius r surrounding one point charge of charge-magnitude q.


    2. Relevant equations

    ∫E*dA=Q/ε° E and Da are vectors

    3. The attempt at a solution
    sadly i don't have an attempt because my textbook showes taking Gauss's law and arriving at coulombs law and i can't figure out how to do it in reverse.
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  3. Jun 28, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Start by writing out coulombs law as a volume integral - then you need to be able to relate the vlume integral to a surface integral.
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