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there are 2 rings of charge, radius R on the x axis separated by a distance R, find the potential and E field.

so don't you have to calculate the field to the left of the 2 rings, in between the 2 rings and to the right? I get these answers for the E field which by symmetry points only on the x axis away from the rings. in the area to the left and to the right of the rings the 2 fields will add and in between there will be some subtraction

the field for one ring, positive lambda charge pointing away from the ring in 2 directions is:

[tex]\frac{\lambda 2\pi rx}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

[tex]\frac{-2qx-qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}, \frac{q(2x-r)}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}, \frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

by symmetry, the absolute value of the fields to the left and to the right of 2 rings are equal

for V to the right of 2 rings:

[tex]-\int_{\infty }^{x}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}= \frac{q}{4\pi \epsilon r(\frac{1}{r^2}+1)}[/tex]

for V to the left of the 2 rings, is the potential thus, or can I use a potential from -infinity to x3 the point intersecting the left ring?

[tex]-\int_{\infty }^{x}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}- \int_{x1}^{x2}E2dl-\int_{x2}^{x3}E3dl= \frac{q}{4\pi \epsilon r(\frac{1}{r^2}+1)}-V2-V3[/tex]

x=R seems to be interesting

while calculating the potential V between the rings I get this unsolvable integral, is there a way to solve it or do the series expansion? do I calculate the first 2 terms of the expansion?

[tex]-\int_{x1}^{x2}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

so don't you have to calculate the field to the left of the 2 rings, in between the 2 rings and to the right? I get these answers for the E field which by symmetry points only on the x axis away from the rings. in the area to the left and to the right of the rings the 2 fields will add and in between there will be some subtraction

the field for one ring, positive lambda charge pointing away from the ring in 2 directions is:

[tex]\frac{\lambda 2\pi rx}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

[tex]\frac{-2qx-qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}, \frac{q(2x-r)}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}, \frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

by symmetry, the absolute value of the fields to the left and to the right of 2 rings are equal

for V to the right of 2 rings:

[tex]-\int_{\infty }^{x}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}= \frac{q}{4\pi \epsilon r(\frac{1}{r^2}+1)}[/tex]

for V to the left of the 2 rings, is the potential thus, or can I use a potential from -infinity to x3 the point intersecting the left ring?

[tex]-\int_{\infty }^{x}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}- \int_{x1}^{x2}E2dl-\int_{x2}^{x3}E3dl= \frac{q}{4\pi \epsilon r(\frac{1}{r^2}+1)}-V2-V3[/tex]

x=R seems to be interesting

while calculating the potential V between the rings I get this unsolvable integral, is there a way to solve it or do the series expansion? do I calculate the first 2 terms of the expansion?

[tex]-\int_{x1}^{x2}\frac{2qx+qr}{4\pi \epsilon (r^2+x^2)^{3/2}}[/tex]

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