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# curtis (syc453) – Homework #2 – storr – (37526) 1

## This print-out should have 30 questions. 003 (part 3 of 3) 10.0 points

Multiple-choice questions may continue on Find the charge Qb contained within the ra-
the next column or page – find all choices dius r, when r > b.
1. Qb = π a b4
001 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points πa
Consider a solid insulating sphere of radius 2. Qb =
b4
b with nonuniform charge density ρ = a r,
where a is a constant. a b4
3. Qb =
π
b
dr 4. Qb = π a b3

b
r π b3
O 5. Qb =
a
6. Qb = 0

π b2
Find the charge Qr contained within the 7. Qb =
radius r, when r < b as in the figure. Note: a
The volume element dV for a spherical shell of a b3
8. Qb =
radius r and thickness dr is equal to 4 π r 2 dr.) π
9. Qb = π a b2
1. Qr = π a r 2
a b2
2. Qr = 0 10. Qb =
π
r4 004 10.0 points
3. Qr =
πa A point charge 4.2 µC is located at the center
of a uniform ring having linear charge density
4. Qr = π a r 4
18.8 µC/m and radius 3.31 m.
a r4
5. Qr =
π λ b R b

6. Qr =
r2 q a
b b
r3
7. Qr =
πa
a r3
8. Qr = Determine the total electric flux through a
π spherical surface centered at the point charge
9. Qr = π a r 3 and having radius R, where R < a, as shown.
Answer in units of N · m2 /C.
a r2
10. Qr =
π 005 (part 1 of 5) 10.0 points
A solid conducting sphere of radius a is placed
002 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points
inside of a conducting shell which has an inner
If a = 3 × 10−6 C/m4 and b = 1 m, find E at
r = 0.8 m.
charge q1 on the sphere and a charge q2 on the
shell.
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k q1
3. EP =
a b d
q2
4. EP =
k d2
k q1
5. EP =
a
R P A O q1
q1 q2
6. EP =
k d2
k (q1 + q2 )
S 7. EP =
d
k q1
r c 8. EP =
d2
9. EP = 0
Find the electric field at point A, where the
distance from the center O to A is d, such that k q1
10. EP =
a < d < b. a2
k q1 007 (part 3 of 5) 10.0 points
1. EA = Find the electric field at point R, where the
a
q2 distance from the center O to R is d, such that
2. EA = c < d.
k d2
k q1 k q2
3. EA = 1. ER =
a2 d2
k q1 q1
4. EA = 2. ER =
d k d2
q1
5. EA = 3. ER = 0
k d2
k q2 q2
6. EA = 4. ER =
d2 k d2
k (q1 + q2 ) k (q1 + q2 )
7. EA = 5. ER =
d d2
k q1 k q1
8. EA = 6. ER =
d2 a
k (q1 + q2 )
9. EA = 0 7. ER =
d
k (q1 + q2 ) k q1
10. EA = 8. ER =
d2 d
006 (part 2 of 5) 10.0 points k q1
9. ER =
Find the electric field at point P where the d2
distance from the center O to P is d, such that k q1
10. ER =
b < d < c. a2
k q2 008 (part 4 of 5) 10.0 points
1. EP = Find the total flux emanating through a Gaus-
d2
k (q1 + q2 ) sian surface S which has a radius r (see the
2. EP = figure).
d2
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q2
1. ΦS = Q is the total
ǫ0 R
q1 + q2 charge inside
2. ΦS = the sphere
ǫ0
−q2 p
3. ΦS =
ǫ0
q2 − q1 r
4. ΦS =
ǫ0
q1 − q2 Find the total flux passing through the
5. ΦS = Gaussian surface (a spherical shell) with ra-
ǫ0
−q1 dius r.
6. ΦS =
ǫ0 Q
q1 + q2 1. Φ =
7. ΦS = ǫ0
ǫ0 r Q
−(q1 + q2 ) 2. Φ =
8. ΦS = ǫ0 r
ǫ0 Q r2
 
q1 q2 3. Φ =
9. ΦS = ǫ0 R3
ǫ0 r
q1 Q  r 3
10. ΦS = 4. Φ =
ǫ0 ǫ0 R
Q R2
 
009 (part 5 of 5) 10.0 points 5. Φ =
Find the surface charge density on the outer ǫ0 r 3
 2
surface of the shell. Q R
6. Φ =
q1 ǫ0 r
1. σouter =  3
4 π a2 Q R
q2 7. Φ =
2. σouter = ǫ0 r
4 π b2 ǫ0 Q R
 
q2 8. Φ =
3. σouter = ǫ0 r
4 π c2 ǫ0
q2 Q  r 2
4. σouter = 9. Φ =
4 π c2 ǫ0 R
q2 − q1 Qr
5. σouter = 10. Φ =
4 π c2 ǫ0 R
q2 − q1 011 (part 2 of 2) 10.0 points
6. σouter =
4 π c2 ǫ0 Find the electric field at radius r .
q1 + q2
7. σouter = Q r2
4 π c2 ǫ0 1. E = k
q1 + q2 R4
8. σouter =
4 π c2 Q
q2 2. E = k
9. σouter = r
4 π b2 Q
q1 3. E = k
10. σouter = R
4 π a2 ǫ0
Q R2
4. E = k
010 (part 1 of 2) 10.0 points r4
Consider the uniformly charged sphere with Q r2
radius R, shown in the figure below. 5. E = k
R3
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## sity is 2.7 µC/m2 . Other charged objects are

Q present as well. Just to the right of the origin,
6. E = k
r2 the electric field has only an x component of
Q magnitude 4.6 × 105 N/C.
7. E = k
R2 The permittivity of free space is 8.85 ×
Qr 10−12 C2 /N · m2 .
8. E = k What is the x component of the electric
R3
field just to the left of the origin?
Q R2
9. E = k Answer in units of N/C.
r3
QR 015 10.0 points
10. E = k
r3 Consider a long, uniformly charged, cylindri-
012 (part 1 of 2) 10.0 points cal insulator of radius R with charge density
A closed surface with dimensions a = b = 1.9 µC/m3 . (The volume of a cylinder with
0.475 m and c = 0.5225 m is located as in radius r and length ℓ is V = π r 2 ℓ.)
the figure. The electric field throughout the The value of the Permittivity of free space
region is nonuniform and given by E ~ = (α + is 8.85419 × 10−12 C2 /N · m2
2
β x )ı̂ where x is in meters, α = 6 N/C, and
β = 4 N/(C m2 ).
y E
R
a
2.2 cm

## x What is the magnitude of the electric field

inside the insulator at a distance 2.2 cm from
b the axis (2.2 cm < R)?
z c Answer in units of N/C.
What is the magnitude of the net charge
enclosed by the surface? 016 10.0 points
1
Answer in units of C. Given: k = .
4 π ǫ0
A uniformly charged sphere (an insulating
013 (part 2 of 2) 10.0 points sphere with radius R) is shown in the figure
What is the sign of the charge enclosed in the below.
surface?
Q is the total
charge inside R
1. Cannot be determined
the sphere.
2. negative p

3. positive R
2
014 10.0 points If Q = 5.8 × 10−6 C, the magnitude of the
A nonuniform surface charge lies in the yz
~ electric field at r = R is given by
kEk
plane. At the origin, the surface charge den- 2
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λ
1. E =
~ = kQ .
1. kEk 2 π ǫ0 R1
4 R2 λ
2. E = √
~ = kQ .
2. kEk 3 π ǫ0 r1
16 R2
3. None of these.
~ = kQ .
3. kEk
32 R2 λ
4. E = √
~ = 2kQR.
4. kEk 2 π ǫ0 r1

5. E = √
~ = kQ .
5. kEk 3 π ǫ0 r1
2 R2
6. E = 0
~ = kQ .
6. kEk
R2 λ R1
7. E =
~ = 4kQR.
7. kEk 3 π ǫ0 r1 2
λ2 R1
8. E =
~ = kQ .
8. kEk 4 π ǫ0 r1 2
8 R2 λ
~ = 8kQR.
9. kEk 9. E =
2 π ǫ0 r1
λ R1
~ = kQR.
10. kEk 10. E =
4 π ǫ0 r1 2
017 (part 1 of 4) 10.0 points 018 (part 2 of 4) 10.0 points
A long coaxial cable consists of an inner cylin- The electric field vector points
drical conductor with radius R1 and an outer
cylindrical conductor shell with inner radius 1. in the positive r̂ direction
R2 and outer radius R3 as shown. The ca-
ble extends out perpendicular to the plane 2. in the negative r̂ direction
shown. The charge on the inner conductor
per unit length along the cable is λ and the 019 (part 3 of 4) 10.0 points
corresponding charge on the outer conduc- Find the magnitude of the electric field at the
tor per unit length is −λ (same in magni- point a distance r2 from the axis of the inner
tudes but with opposite signs) and λ > 0. conductor, where R3 < r2 .

−Q λ R1
1. E =
3 π ǫ0 r2 2
R2
λ R1
2. E =
4 π ǫ0 r2 2
b R3
Q 2λ
3. E = √
R1 3 π ǫ0 r2
λ
4. E = √
2 π ǫ0 r2
5. None of these.
Find the magnitude of the electric field at
the point a distance r1 from the axis of the λ
inner conductor, where R1 < r1 < R2 . 6. E =
2 π ǫ0 R1
7. E = 0
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What is the electric field at 39.6 cm?
λ2 R1 Answer in units of V/m.
8. E =
4 π ǫ0 r2 2
λ 025 (part 5 of 5) 10.0 points
9. E = √
3 π ǫ0 r2 What is the surface charge density on the
λ inner surface of the dielectric?
10. E = Answer in units of µC/m2 .
2 π ǫ0 r2
020 (part 4 of 4) 10.0 points 026 (part 1 of 5) 10.0 points
For a 100 m length of coaxial cable with inner A long non-conducting cylinder [dark gray]
radius 1 mm and outer radius 1.9 mm. has a charge density ρ = α r, where α =
Find the capacitance C of the cable. 8.85 C/m4 and r is in meters.
Answer in units of nF. Concentric around it is a hollow metallic
cylindrical shell (light gray in the figure be-
021 (part 1 of 5) 10.0 points low).
Consider a cylindrical distribution [dark gray]
extending from r = 0 to r = 7.8 cm, of charge L
r 16.4 cm
ρ = , where a0 = 20 cm · m3 /µC. This
a0 10.1 cm
cylindrical charge distribution [dark gray] is
surrounded by a dielectric shell [light gray] 5.75 cm
is 26 cm as shown in the figure.

## L What is the electric field at 1 cm from the

26 cm central axis? Assume the length L is very
long compared to the diameter of the shell,
18 cm and neglect edge effects.
b
7.8 cm
027 (part 2 of 5) 10.0 points
What is the electric field at 8.29 cm from the
central axis?
What is the electric field at 2.37 cm? As- Answer in units of N/C.
sume the length L is very long compared to
the diameter of the dielectric shell. Neglect 028 (part 3 of 5) 10.0 points
edge effects. What is the direction of the electric field at
Answer in units of V/m. 13.6 cm from the central axis?

## 022 (part 2 of 5) 10.0 points 1. Undetermined, since the field is zero.

What is the electric field at 12.2 cm?

023 (part 3 of 5) 10.0 points 3. The electric field is not a vector and there-
What is the electric field at 20.6 cm? fore has no direction.