Electric Potential find the potential at its center

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Homework Statement



A thin plastic rod 15 cm long carries 4.2 nC distributed uniformly over its length.
(a) If the rod is bent into a ring, find the potential at its center.
(b) If the rod is bent into a semicircle, find the potential at the center (i.e., at the center of the circle of which the semicircle is part).

Homework Equations



V = KQ/r potential at a point.

The Attempt at a Solution


when bending the rod, how to find the distance r.
 

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cepheid
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when bending the rod, how to find the distance r.

If a 15 cm rod is bent into a circle, then it will be a circle 15 cm in circumference. What is the radius of a 15 cm circumference circle?
 
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Circumference=2(pi)r
 

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