51. Calculating Electric Field from Gauss' Law- Strategy

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Calculating ~ E from Gauss’ Law: Strategy Design the Gaussian surface such that it reflects the symmetry of the problem at hand. Use concentric Gaussian spheres in problems with spherically symmetric charge distributions. The electric field is perpendicular to the Gaussian sphere ( ~ E k d ~ A ) . Use coaxial Gaussian cylinders in problems with cylindrically symmetric charge distributions.
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Unformatted text preview: The electric field is perpendicular to the curved surface ( ~ E k d ~ A ) and parallel to the flat surfaces ( ~ E d ~ A ) . Use Gaussian cylinders with axis perpendicular to planar charge distributions. The electric field is parallel to the curved surface ( ~ E d ~ A ) and perpendicular to the flat surfaces ( ~ E k d ~ A ) . tsl51 p.1/1...
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