Lesson: Charge Contained on a Plane Surface
In this lesson, we will learn how to apply Gauss's law to planar regions of space, showing how the electric field varies around such regions.
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Worksheet: 3 Questions • 2 Videos
The electric flux through a square-shaped area of side 5.0 cm near a large charged sheet is found to be N⋅m2/C when the area is parallel to the plate.
Find the charge density on the sheet.
An infinite sheet of charge has a uniform charge density of 18.0 µC/m2. What is the magnitude of the electric field due to this charge at a point just above the surface of the sheet?
Find the charge density on the cube’s charged faces.
Find the magnitude of the electric field 0.50 cm from the center of a cube’s charged face, assuming approximate planar symmetry.