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 Gaussâ€™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. |