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Problem: Consider an insulating sphere that has a total positive charge Q distributed uniformly throughout its volume. The sphere has a radius R. In this problem you will calculate the total electric flux through The surface of a closed sphere that is concentric with the insulating sphere. A. Compute the total electric flux (not field) through a closed spherical surface with radius r < R, where R is the radius of the insulating sphere. B. Compute The total electric flux (not field) through a closed spherical surface with radius r > R, where R is the radius of the insulating sphere.

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From Gauss's law, the electric flux is expressed as:

ϕ=qinε0

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Consider an insulating sphere that has a total positive charge Q distributed uniformly throughout its volume. The sphere has a radius R. In this problem you will calculate the total electric flux through The surface of a closed sphere that is concentric with the insulating sphere. 

A. Compute the total electric flux (not field) through a closed spherical surface with radius r < R, where R is the radius of the insulating sphere. 

B. Compute The total electric flux (not field) through a closed spherical surface with radius r > R, where R is the radius of the insulating sphere.

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