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A square insulating sheet whose sides have length L is held horizontally. The sheet has a charge of Q spread uniformly over its area.

a) Estimate the electric field at a point located a distance r_2 above the center of the sheet. Use the appropriate approximations based on the fact that r_2 >> L.

2. Relevant equations

E* dA= Q_encl/epsilon_0

3. The attempt at a solution

The area of the square sheet is L^2, which can go into the equation above. From that, I know that the electric field for r_2 << L is E = Q /(2*epsilon_0*L^2), but I can't seem to figure out the field for r_2 >> L.

Any suggestions?

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# Homework Help: Help with Electric Field on a Square Insulating Sheet?

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