Jan14 - PHYS142 Lecture 4 Gausss Law Chapter 24 All...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Gauss’s Law Chapter 24 All sections 24.1 Electric Flux 24.2 Gauss’s Law 24.3 Application of Gauss’s Law to Various Charge Distributions 24.4 Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium 1 PHYS142 Lecture 4
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Overview of Gauss’s law 2 Alternative procedure to for calculating electric fields. Based on the inverse-square behavior of the electric field created by a point charge. Practically no calculus required. Can be applied for special charge distributions with spherical, cylindrical or planar symmetry. • One of constituent equations of Maxwell’s equation.
Image of page 2