- Homework Statement
A point charge q is located at the origin. Consider the electric field
flux through a circle a distance from q, subtending an angle 2θ, as
shown in Fig. 1.36. Since there are no charges except at the origin,
any surface that is bounded by the circle and that stays to the right
of the origin must contain the same flux. (Why?) Calculate this
flux by taking the surface to be:
(a) the flat disk bounded by the circle;
(b) the spherical cap (with the sphere centered at the origin)
bounded by the circle.
- Homework Equations
- Gauss Law
Hi! My main problem is that I don't understand what the problem is telling me. What does it mean that the surface is a flast disc bounded by the circle? Is the Gauss surface the disc? Does that mean that inside the circle in the figure, there is a disc?
Can you give me some guidance on how to begin solving the problem?