Question 24

Use Gauss’ law to derive the expression for the electric field due to a straight uniformly charged infinite line of charge density λ C/m.

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(a) Two large conducting spheres carrying charges Q

_{1}and Q_{2}are brought close to each other. Is the magnitude of electrostatic force between them exactly given by Q_{1}Q_{2}/4π∈_{0}r^{2}, where r is the distance between their centres?(b) If Coulomb's law involved 1/r

^{3}dependence (instead of 1/r^{2}), would Gauss's law be still true?(c) A small test charge is released at rest at a point in an electrostatic field configuration. Will it travel along the field line passing through that point?

(d) What is the work done by the field of a nucleus in a complete circular orbit of the electron? What if the orbit is elliptical?

(e) We know that electric field is discontinuous across the surface of a charged conductor. Is electric potential also discontinuous there?

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Consider a uniform electric field E = 3 × 10

^{3}îN/C.(a) What is the flux of this field through a square of 10 cm on a side whose plane is parallel to the yz plane?

(b) What is the flux through the same square if the normal to its plane makes a 60° angle with the x-axis?

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