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Homework Help: Need help with homework

  1. Sep 18, 2005 #1
    #! A flat sheet is in the shape of a rectangle with sides of length 0.400m and0.600m. the sheet is immersed in a uniform electric field 71.0 N/C that is directed at 20 deg. from the plane of the sheet. Find the magnitude of the electric flux through the sheet?
    A = L*W= 0.600m*.400.
    E = 71 N/C
    angle = 20 deg
    phi = E*A*cos(20 deg)
    I don't know where i am making my mistake?
    #2 a solid sphere with radius 0.460.m carries a net charge of 0.300nC. Find the magnitude of the electric field at a point 0.103 m outside the surface of the sphere?
    A =4*pi*r^2= 4*pi*(0.460)^2
    E =(1/4*pi*epsilon_0)*(q/r^2)= (1/(4*pi*epsilon_0))((.300*10^-9)/(0.103^2)) PHI=E*A where is my mistake?
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  3. Sep 18, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    You need the angle that the field makes with the normal to the plane, which is 90-20 = 70 degrees.
    That formula is for the field from a point source (or a spherically symmetric charge distribution); the distance is measured from the center of the sphere, not the surface. That's all you need. (Assume the charge is distributed uniformly.)
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