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Nonuniform volume charge density

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Homework Statement


A slab of insulating material has a nonuniform volume charge density
given by rho = Cx2, where C is a positive constant and x is measured from the slab’s center. The slab is infi…nite in the y and z directions.

(a) Find the electric fi…eld for |x| > d=2, that is, in the regions exterior to the slab.
(b) Find the electric …field for |x| < d=2, that is, in the interior region of the slab.


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Not sure

The Attempt at a Solution



I tried thinking in terms of gauss' law but i'm term how to tackle this problem
 

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gabbagabbahey
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Gauss' Law sounds good....what kind of symmetry does this problem possess? What type of Gaussian surface do you use when that type of symmetry is present?
 

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