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ronk

## Homework Statement

A sphere of radius R has total charge Q. The volume charge density (C/m^3) within the sphere is ρ = ρ_0 (1 - r/R).

This charge density decreases linearly from ρ_0 at the center to zero at the edge of sphere.

a. Show that ρ_0 = 3Q/πR^3.

b. Show that the electric field inside the sphere points radially outward with magnitude E = (Qr/4πε_0 R^3) (4 - 3 r/R).

c. Find the electric field outside the sphere (r > R).

## Homework Equations

Volume of a Sphere: V = 4/3 πR^3.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I knew that ρ = Q/V and could make this equal to our given value of ρ to find ρ_0, but I was unable to get rid of the 4 in the denominator to find ρ_0.