Gauss' law to calculate electric potential

1. May 21, 2007

DanielO_o

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

2. May 21, 2007

Claude Bile

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.