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Problem 24.9: Line of charge or sheet of charge?
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Which configuration (when complete) represents a line of charge, and which represents a sheet of charge (where the points you see on the screen extend into and out of the screen)? Explain your reasoning. You can read the value of the electric field at any point by clicking with your mouse into the screen of interest (position is given in meters and flux is given in N·m2/C). Restart.
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Wolfgang Christian.