# Gauss Law and potential Which one to use

1. Jun 19, 2012

### Elumalai

Given a symmetric Charge distribution where Gauss Law can be applied which method will one select to obtain Electric field. Potential or Gauss Law. I feel that Gauss law must be used because using Gauss law one can calculate electric field easily as compared to Potential. Which is advantageous, Gauss Law or potential.