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Griffiths Problem 3.1

  1. Mar 9, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Griffiths Problem 3.1

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This question refers to Griffith's E and M textbook.

    I am stuck trying to calculate the average potential on the sphere due to the enclosed charge. It seems like he used something like Gauss's Law but I don't see how to get the average potential from Gauss's Law.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 10, 2008 #2


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    The integral G does on the preceding page is the same integral as for the average V on the sphere for a point charge within the sphere.
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