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thegreenlaser

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I was working on E&M I homework with my friend, and the final question was to find the electric potential at any point on the positive x axis of a charged disk (where the x axis is perpendicular to the centre of the disk) We solved this easily enough, starting with a point charge and integrating the electric potential in steps. We got to the end and had a formula for the electric potential at point x (it was the correct answer). Thing is, we know that potential is always in reference to some 'zero' point (infinity in the case of a point charge), so we decided to figure out if that point was infinity for a disk as well, and if not, what it would be. I worked on that for a while and came out with something... but neither of us is really sure about how to interpret it. I'm still in first year so I'm very inexperienced with coming up with this sort of thing on my own and I apologize for any "bad" methods I used. I fully expect to have messed something up, so please tell me what I've done wrong. If I managed to do everything right, my questions are at the end of the pdf that I've attached (I was having trouble with latex, so I just scanned some notes that I made about this)

Help is greatly appreciated. Sorry if anything is unclear.

Help is greatly appreciated. Sorry if anything is unclear.