E & M UNIT 02 - GAUSS'S LAW

GAUSS'S LAW
(A) Students should understand the relationship between electric field and electric flux, so they can:
(1) Calculate the flux of an electric field through an arbitrary surface or of a field uniform in magnitude over a Gaussian surface and perpendicular to it.
(2) Calculate the flux of the electric field through a rectangle when the field is perpendicular to the rectangle and a function of one coordinate only.
(3) State and apply the relationship between flux and lines of force.
(B) Students should understand Gauss’s Law, so they can:
(1) State the law in integral form, and apply it qualitatively to relate flux and electric charge for a specified surface.
(2) Apply the law, along with symmetry arguments, to determine the electric field for a planar, spherical, or cylindrically symmetric charge distribution.
(3) Apply the law to determine the charge density or total charge on a surface in terms of the electric field near the surface.