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Homework Help: Electric Flux problem calc based phys

  1. Mar 9, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 2.4m X 0.5m rectangular metal sheet is bent at its center line, so that the bent portion makes an angle of 30 degrees with the xy plane, as shown in the figure in the link http://tinypic.com/r/15wdytx/5 . A constant electric field E=(25j +80k)(Newtons / Coulomb) is applied to the sheet. Find the total electric flux through the metal sheet.

    2. Relevant equations

    General equation of electric flux = integral of the the surface area... Exn[dA]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The electric flux equals the sum of the fields times the area change


    so eflux = (80)(1.04)= 83.2 nm2/C
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