(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

See attached document

2. Relevant equations

dE=kdQ/r^2

Ex=Ecos∅

3. The attempt at a solution

dE=kdQ/r^2

E=kλ∫dy/(x^2+y^2) (integrating from y= -L/2 to L/2)

Ex=2kλ∫xdy/(x^2+y^2)^3/2 (change integration to y= 0 to L/2, multiplying expression by 2)

Let y=xtan∅

dy=x(sec∅)^2 d∅

=2kxλ∫x(sec∅)^2/x^3(sec∅)^3 d∅

=2kλ/x∫cos∅ d∅

=2kλ/x(sin∅)

=2kλ/x(sin(arctan(y/x)) (evaluated from y=0 to y=L/2)

=2kλ/x(y/(x^+y^2)^1/2 (evaluated from 0->L/2)

=2kλ/x(L/2)(x^2+(L^2)/4)^.5

=((1.8X10^10)λL/(2x))*(1/x^2+(L^2)/4)^.5)

I would appreciate any help or guidance!

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