a)recall that electric potential is a scalar quantity. For a circular ring of radius, R', carrying charge, Q, what is the electric potential at a height,y, above the center of the ring?
b)Use your above answer to determine the electric potential at a height,y, above the center of a uniformly charged disk of radius, R.
c)if y>>R, use the binomial expansion (keeping terms up to and including R2/y2 ) to show that the electric potential now resembles that of a point charge
The Attempt at a Solution
See ring.jpg attached
b)See disk.jpg attached
The limits on the below integral are from 0→R until stated differently
when r=0, U=y2
when r=R, U= R2+y2
after taking integral:
(KQ/R2) [u1/2]evaulated from y2→R2+y2=(KQ/R2)[(R2+y2)-y]
c) This is the part Im confused on... not sure where to start.
I know if y>>R then my above answer turns into
(KQ/R2)[y2-y] but other than that not sure where to go...
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