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Point charge in a pyramid

  1. Sep 16, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a point charge of .04144 uC (micro C) is inside a pyramid. determine the total electric flux through the surface of the pyramid in units Nm^2/C

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i really don't know, i don't feel like there is enough information given.
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  3. Sep 16, 2009 #2


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    Use Gauss' law. What does that say?
  4. Sep 16, 2009 #3
    i see that i completely overlooked the equation of flux = q/Eo (permittivity of free space)...that's the right equation right?

    the flux will be 4680.26

  5. Sep 16, 2009 #4


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    That's the right equation alright. The number would be more right it you would specify the units.
  6. Sep 16, 2009 #5
    yes it would be.
    thank you
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