1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Show that the maximum magnitude Emax of the electric field along the axis of a uniformly charged ring occurs at x=a/(sqrt2) and has the value Q/(6(sqrt3)πε0a2) 2. Relevant equations E=keΔq/r2 3. The attempt at a solution I made the vertical components cancel along the axis from the top and bottom of the ring so that I just have the x-axis field, but I really don't know what else to do. I'm not even sure if that equation is the right one to use. This question seems to be made deliberately confusing.