3. Gauss’s Law I

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Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201)

The electric field is discussed in greater detail and field due an infinite line charge is computed. The concepts of charge density and electric flux are introduced and Gauss’s Law, which relates the two, is derived. It is applied to the study of the electric field generated by a spherical charge distribution.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Review of Electric field concepts
15:02 – Chapter 2. Electric field due to an infinite line of charge
28:41 – Chapter 3. The Infinite Sheet and Charge Density
44:29 – Chapter 4. Gauss’ Law

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This course was recorded in Spring 2010.