1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Gauss's Law with a sphere on and charge on z-axis

  1. Sep 17, 2014 #1
    I have a question for E&M and I feel like I am over complicating it. As the title says, the is a positive charge on the x-axis and I must prove that flux = q/εo.

    Since the charge is on the z-axis, could I just add in a term (z-z') to account for the charge not being at the origin into calculating ∫E dA?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 17, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    Welcome to PF;
    If you already know an equation is f(x,y,z), then shifting the source a distance z' in the +z direction turns that into f(x,y,z-z') yes.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Gauss's Law with a sphere on and charge on z-axis
Loading...