Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Irodov Problem 3.23

The charged hollow cylinder can be thought of being composed of several infinitesimally thin charged vertical threads, each subtending an infinitesimally small angle from the center. The charge per unit length contained in this infinitesimally thin thread is then given by,

From problem 3.22 we already know that the electric field due to the infinitesimally thin thread is given by,

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