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Cyllindrical conductor

  1. Apr 28, 2004 #1
    I'm trying to find the equation for an electric field at a point outside of a cyllindrical conductor. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. Apr 28, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    Use Gauss's law

    Assuming you are talking about an infinite conductor with a given charge per unit length, why not just use Gauss's Law to figure it out? (I guess you could always just look it up. It will take you approximately 5 seconds to Google it. But if you know Gauss's law, it's almost as fast to figure it out for yourself. And more fun.)
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