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Homework Help: Uniformly distributed electric field lines

  1. Sep 12, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A positive charge is placed in the center of a cube. Are the intersections of the field lines with a side of the box uniformly distributed across that side. Explain.


    I have missed some lectures due to getting the swine flu (ugh) and the material is not exactly clear on this, but all problems that describe a uniform electric field are shown with parallel lines all coming from one side. I could see the answer being either yes, it's uniform, because all the lines are coming from a point charge in the center of the box, but the lines are not parallel. So, what is the definition of "uniformly distributed"?

    Just missing a fundamental definition...
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  3. Sep 13, 2009 #2
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