P23_021 - 21. Studying Sample Problem 23-3, we see that the...

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Unformatted text preview: 21. Studying Sample Problem 23-3, we see that the field evaluated at the center of curvature due to a charged distribution on a circular arc is given by E= λ sin θ 4πε0 r θ /2 along the symmetry axis −θ/2 where λ = q/rθ with θ in radians. In this problem, each charged quarter-circle produces a field of magnitude π /4 |q | |q | 1 √. E= = sin θ 2 r2 2 rπ/2 4πε0 r ε0 π −π/4 That produced by the positive quarter-circle points at −45◦ , and that of the negative quarter-circle points at +45◦ . By symmetry, we conclude that their net field is horizontal (and rightward in the textbook figure) with magnitude Ex = 2 |q | √ ε0 π 2 r 2 2 cos 45◦ = |q | . ε0 π 2 r 2 ...
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