Lesson: The Electric Field of a Line of Charge
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the electric field around a uniform linear charge distribution that is modeled as a set of line segments.
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Worksheet: 8 Questions • 3 Videos
A long, straight wire has a uniform linear charge density of C/m. Calculate the magnitude of the electric field strength at a perpendicular distance of 2.0 m from the axis of the wire.
A very long, thin wire has a uniform linear charge density of 50 µC/m. What is the magnitude of the electric field 2.0 cm from the axis of the wire?
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