L01_Calculus_1

# L01_Calculus_1 - IUPUI PHYS 251 LAB Page 1 of 3 Calculus...

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IUPUI PHYS 251 LAB Page 1 of 3 Calculus Workshop 1 This is the first of a series of three labs exploring the important concept of charge density and its application to computing electric fields due to uniform charge distributions using the calculus of integration. Introduction Density, in its most general terms, expresses the concentration of a physical quantity, such as mass or electric charge, within a unit size, such as length, area, or volume. You have no doubt seen density defined as mass / volume, however this is one out of three possible definitions for density. The average mass density of an object may be defined as one of the following: Linear density (Greek letter lambda ) length mass λ = SI unit: kg/m Surface density (Greek letter sigma ) area mass σ = SI unit: kg/m 2 Volume density (Greek letter rho ) volume mass ρ = SI unit: kg/m 3 (The average charge density is obtained by replacing mass in kilograms with charge in coulombs in the above expressions) The type of density required in a physical situation

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## This note was uploaded on 11/12/2009 for the course PHY 303L taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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