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Gauss' law to calculate electric potential

  1. May 21, 2007 #1
    I would appreciate hints on how one can calculate the dependence of the electric potential as a function of distance r from an isolated charge Q in 5-dimensions
     
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  3. May 21, 2007 #2

    Claude Bile

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    You need to find the surface area of a 5D sphere, then use the relation that E = q / (epsilon_0 x Surface Area) - which holds true since spherical (hyperspherical?) symmetry is preserved.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-sphere

    Claude.
     
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