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Homework Help: Electric field

  1. Jun 3, 2008 #1
    The conductor AB is charged uniformally with a charge density equal to t
    Calculate the intensity of the electric field at a point P(its distance from AB is a) as shown below.
     

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  3. Jun 3, 2008 #2
    What have you attempted? The standard procedure is to calculate the contribution of an infinitesimal piece of the conductor and then integrate along the conductor.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2008 #3
    I don't get the right output.The limits of integration are -R/tgB and R/tgA, I pick an infinitesimal piece, then define its distance from the point but there's sth wrong I guess...
     
  5. Jun 4, 2008 #4

    tiny-tim

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    Hi 10001! :smile:

    (btw, a .jpg or .bmp is better than a .doc on this forum)

    Show us what you've done! :smile:
     
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