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Problem in finding the electric field(need help)

  1. Jan 25, 2009 #1
    Consider a, practically,infinite metallic conductor in which inside there is a spherical cavity with radial R. At the paries there is a surface allocation of electric brunt with a surface density: σ(θ)=σοcosθ .
    θ: polar angle at teh system of spherical coordinates with the center at the center of cavity.
    Find the electric field at each point of the cavity.

    Thanks in advance!!
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  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2


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    attempt to solution?
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #3
    Inside the conductor, the electric field it's zero.
    I think inside the cavity the field is zero
    And at the surface of the cavity how can I work?
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