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Homework Help: Type(s) of charge distribution for spherical and cylindrical gaussian surfaces

  1. Jan 23, 2004 #1
    I have a new question:
    "In applying Gauss's Law describe the types(s) of charge distribution for which (a) a spherical gaussian surface is useful and (b) a cylindrical gaussian surface is useful"
    please help!
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  3. Jan 23, 2004 #2


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    Seems pretty obvious. Use a Spherical surface for objects with spherical symmetry and cylindrical surface for objects with a cylindrical symmetry.
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