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Given an infinitely long wire, with charge density [itex]\lambda[/itex], parallel to and a distance [itex]d[/itex] above an infinite, grounded, conducting sheet, what is the potential, [itex]V(x,y,z)[/itex] above the sheet?

What is the induced charge on the sheet?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

This is a method if images problem. Construct a infinitely long wire with charge density [itex]-\lambda[/itex] a distance [itex]-d[/itex] below the plane of the sheet and then disregard the sheet (it creates the same potential, V=0, at the plane of the sheet).

However, I ran into a snag when I tried to find the potential of an infinitely long charged wire. Is the potential infinite?

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# Method of Images: Infinite, charged wire above a grounded plate

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