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Gauss's Law Conceptual

  1. Jan 17, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The Flux of the E-Field is a vector.
    It is safer to sit inside a car when lightning strikes than to stand in the open.
    If the net charge enclosed by a Gaussian Surface is zero, then by Gauss' Law, the E-Field is zero at all points on the surface.
    The Electric flux through a closed surface wholly within a charged conductor is zero.
    The Electric Flux through a closed surface is independent of static charges outside the surface.


    2. Relevant equations

    These are all either true or false

    3. The attempt at a solution
    1 is false
    2 i think is false because because a charge within a hollow conductor makes the whole conductor act as if it were the charge
    3 is true
    4 i know is true
    5 false

    help? im going nuts :surprised
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 17, 2007 #2
    nm figured it out
     
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