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Problem 24.12: Spherical charge distribution with Gauss's law

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The graph shows the flux through the expanding spherical surface (position is given in centimeters, time is given in seconds, and flux is given in N·cm2/C). Push "play" to start the shell's expansion. Restart.

  1. Describe the spherical charge distribution.
  2. Find the equation of the electric field for the two charge distributions.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

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