Problem: A very long, uniformly charged cylinder has radius R and linear charge density λ.a. Find the cylinder's electric field strength outside the cylinder, r ≥ R. Give your answer as a multiple of λ/ε0.Express your answer in terms of some or all of the variables R, r, and the constant π.b. Find the cylinder's electric field strength inside the cylinder, r ≤ R. Give your answer as a multiple of λ/ε0.Express your answer in terms of some or all of the variables R, r, and the constant π.

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For a very long uniformly charged cylinder with a radius R and a linear charge density λ, the volume charge density, ρ, for the length of the cylinder would be expressed as:

ρ=qπR2L, where q is the charge on length, L.

The linear charge density, λ:

λ=qLρ=λπR2

Electric flux:

ϕE=E.dA

Remember A•B = ABcosθ

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Electric flux from the Gaussian surface is:

 ϕE=curvedEdAcos(0°)+2planeEdAcos(90°)=E(2πrl)+0

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A very long, uniformly charged cylinder has radius R and linear charge density λ.

a. Find the cylinder's electric field strength outside the cylinder, r ≥ R. Give your answer as a multiple of λ/ε0.

Express your answer in terms of some or all of the variables R, r, and the constant π.


b. Find the cylinder's electric field strength inside the cylinder, r ≤ R. Give your answer as a multiple of λ/ε0.

Express your answer in terms of some or all of the variables R, r, and the constant π.

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