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2 Cylinders each of length, L, are separated by a distance d. Each has a radius, a. Use the principle of superposition to find the total electric field at a distance, r, from the 1st cylinder.

What I know so far: For One cylinder

Applying gauss law, i have E(2([tex]\pi[/tex])(r)(L) = charge enclosed/ [tex]\epsilon[/tex]

so solving for E, E = [tex]\sigma[/tex]a/[tex]\epsilon[/tex]

I'm not sure how to apply the principle of superposition for both fields combined. Any advice?

What I know so far: For One cylinder

Applying gauss law, i have E(2([tex]\pi[/tex])(r)(L) = charge enclosed/ [tex]\epsilon[/tex]

_{0}so solving for E, E = [tex]\sigma[/tex]a/[tex]\epsilon[/tex]

_{0}rI'm not sure how to apply the principle of superposition for both fields combined. Any advice?

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