Electric flux calculation

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Homework Statement


A point charge is placed at the origin. Calculate the electric flux through the open hemispherical surface :(x-a)2 +y2 + z2 = a2
x> or = a.



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The Attempt at a Solution


There is no diagram but this is how i visualised the question(please refer to attachment)....
Now i was thinking of proceeing via solid angle method but it wont work here i guess because each point on the spere is not equidistant from the charge so the field isnt uniform......So how to go about it?
 

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tiny-tim
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Hi Abhishekdas! :smile:

Just find the flux through the "equator". :wink:
 
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Hi tiny-tim....

I think you mean to say flux through the area bounded by the equator......
But how do i find that.....
 

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