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Electric Field of a charged rod

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Homework Statement



The figure below is a section of a conducting rod of radius R1 = 1.30 mm and length L = 11.00 m inside a thick-walled coaxial conducting cylindrical shell of radius R2 = 10.0R1 and the (same) length L. The net charge on the rod is Q1 = +1.50 10-12C that on the shell is Q2 = −2.00Q1.
Question: What is the magnitude E of the electric field at a radial distance of r = 1.50R2? and
What is the magnitude E of the electric field at a radial distance of r = 4.50R1

Homework Equations



Electric Field = k(Q/(r (sq rt (r^2 + (L/2)^2)))
(I believe thats the only relevant equation)

The Attempt at a Solution



8.99^9 (1.5e-12/(.000585 x sqrt(.000585^2 + (.0013/2)^2)) = 26359
 
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rl.bhat
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Use Gauss' theorm to find the electric field.
 
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but all I know is the charge, how can I go from flux to electric field?
 
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rl.bhat
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Flux per unit area is the electric field.
 

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