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Gauss' law in one-dimensional space

  1. Jun 20, 2012 #1
    Hello I am new here.

    Here is the situation:

    There is a 1-dimensional closed loop and this loop spans a one-dimensional space.

    If there are a +ve and a -ve charge at rest on some points in the loop, what should be the electric field in the loop?

    The only thing I can think of is Gauss' law. But I went into trouble because I don't know how to apply it in a 1-dim space.

    BTW, Please don't give too detailed proof to me. I gotta solve it by myself. I just hope anyone can give me some hint.

    I am a physics undergrad.

    Thanks in advance
  2. jcsd
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