(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"A copper cable carrying 50A current has radius 0.003m. What is the electric field if copper has a resistivity of 1.7x10^-8 Ohm/m?"

2. Relevant equations

Formula for current density etc.

3. The attempt at a solution

So I write:

[tex]\vec{\mathbf{J}} = n|q|v_d = \frac{I}{A}[/tex]

And then:

[tex]\vec{\mathbf{J}} \cdot \rho = \frac{I}{A} \cdot \frac{RA}{L} = \frac{V}{L}[/tex]

And now do I just apply the work energy theorem?:

[tex] \int \vec{\mathbf{E}} \cdot d\vec{\mathbf{l}} = \Delta V_{ab}[/tex]

It kind of feels as though I'm completely off tbh...

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# Homework Help: Find the Electric Field strength

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