(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Use Gauss's Law to calculate the field of an infinite plane sheet of surface charge density σ0.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

The solution is, where A=area:

2EA=(σ/ ϵ0)A

E=σ/2ϵ0

Why is there a '2' in the solution? I know it's something to do with twice the electric field. Is it because there are two sides to the sheet surface?

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# Gauss's Law - field of infinite plane sheet

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