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Do the Concept Questions first to make sure you understand the main concepts from this module. Then, when you are ready, try the Challenge Problems.
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A long straight wire carries a charge per unit length λ. What is the electric field a distance d from the wire? Find this field in two different ways, first using Coulomb's Law, and then using Gauss's Law.
A conducting spherical shell has an inner radius and an outer radius b. We place a positive point charge +Q at its center. We also place a total charge of -3Q on the thick shell. Find the electric field everywhere. What is the charge on the inner surface of the shell? What is the charge on the outer surface? Determine the electric potential everywhere in space, assuming that the potential is zero at infinity.
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