Gauss's Law Problem 8

Start Intermediate View Start Near View Start Far View

Description

You are asked to calculate the electric field due to a charge filament as shown in the animation. You are given three different detectors and three different viewpoints: intermediate distance, very close, and very far from from the filament The bar graph displays the electric flux passing through the cubical and spherical Gaussian surfaces.  

Question

From what viewpoint(s) can you safely calculate the electric field using the flux detector's reading and Gauss's law? You may drag around each detector.

Turn on the electric field vectors:

Start Intermediate View Start Near View Start Far View

2000 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. A Pearson Company