Lecture_05 - Chapter 16 Electric Field of Distributed...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16 Electric Field of Distributed Charges Distributed Charges ! E ( x , y , z ) = 1 4 !" Q i r i 2 i = 1 N # r i ! E ( x , y , z ) = 1 4 !" # ( x ', y ', z ') rdx ' dy ' dz ' r 2 $ ( x , y , z ) ( x ', y ', z ') ! ( x ', y ', z ') Length: L Charge: Q What is the pattern of electric field around the rod? Cylindrical symmetry Uniformly Charged Thin Rod Apply superposition principle: Divide rod into small sections y with charge Q Assumptions: Rod is so thin that we can ignore its thickness. If y is very small Q can be considered as a point charge Step 1: Divide Distribution into Pieces What variables should remain in our answer? origin location, Q , x, y What variables should not remain in our answer? rod segment location y, Q y integration variable Vector r from the source to the observation location: ! r = obs . loc ! source = x , y , 0 ! 0, y , 0 ! r = x , y ! y ( ) , 0 r r Q E 4 1 2 ! = ! "# ! Step 2: E due to one Piece ! r = x , y ! y ( ) ,0 Magnitude of r : ! r = x 2 + y ! y ( ) 2 Unit vector r: r = ! r ! r = x , y ! y ( ) ,0 x 2 + y ! y ( ) 2 Magnitude of E : 2 4 1 r Q E ! = ! "# ! E = 1 4 "# ! Q x 2 + y $ y ( ) 2 r r Q E 4 1 2 ! = ! "# ! Step 2: E due to one Piece ! ! E = ! E ( ) r ! ! E = 1 4 "# ! Q x 2 + y $ y ( ) 2 x , y $ y ( ) ,0 x 2 + y $ y ( ) 2 ! E = 1 4 "# ! Q x 2 + y $ y ( ) 2 r = x , y ! y ( ) ,0 x 2 + y ! y ( ) 2 Vector E : !...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course PHYS 272 taught by Professor K during the Spring '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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