Safari Guide: Sophia

OPENING QUESTIONS:

What do we know about Gauss’s Law?

When dealing with a sphere?

When dealing with a cylinder?

Take 15 seconds to write down any and all derivations of Gauss’s Law that you can think of.

OBJECTIVES:

  • I will be able to calculate electric flux through a Gaussian surface

  • I will be able to use Gauss’s Law to relate flux and electric charge

  • I will be able to use Gauss’s Law to find the electric field of a cylinder using symmetry arguments

  • I will be able to relate total charge and charge density to electric field

  • I will be able to derive an equation for electric potential based on distance

WORDS FOR TODAY:

Electric Flux: The rate of flow of an electric field through an area

Electric Field: The direction or path a particle would want to take

Electric Potential: How much a particle "wants" to move

WORK O' THE DAY: 

Alright folks, let’s take a day to look over some free response questions. Take a look at FR 2013 Question 1: