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Problem: Please answer True or False for the following questions:1.) Gauss' law is useful for calculating the electric field when the charge distribution is highly symmetrical.2.) At electrostatic equilibrium, the electric field is zero everywhere inside a conductor, and any charge can only be distributed on the surface of the conductor.3.) Electric field just outside a charged conductor is perpendicular to the surface and has a magnitude Please provide an explanation for your responses.

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Flux through a surface:

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Please answer True or False for the following questions:

1.) Gauss' law is useful for calculating the electric field when the charge distribution is highly symmetrical.

2.) At electrostatic equilibrium, the electric field is zero everywhere inside a conductor, and any charge can only be distributed on the surface of the conductor.

3.) Electric field just outside a charged conductor is perpendicular to the surface and has a magnitude \sigma /2\varepsilon _0

Please provide an explanation for your responses.

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