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# ECE 329

Homework 2

states that

E dS =

1
o

surface

enclosing

## a) What is the the origin, if

electric ux
(x, y, z ) = 2 (x, y, z ) =

3 C/m within

E dS + y2

V = L3

and

L=4

m?

## b) Repeat (a) for

x2

z 2 C/m3 . V?

c) What is the electric ux in part (b) for any one of the square surfaces of volume 2. Two unknown charges,

(x, y, z ) =(1, 0, 0) and (-1, 0, 0), respectively, as shown below. The displacement ux dydz through the entire yz -plane in the + x yz plane D x direction is 3 C. The ux through the plane y = 1 in the + y direction is -4 C. Determine Q1 and Q2 after writing a pair of algebraic equations relating the above displacement uxes to Q1 and Q2 .
and are located at

Q1

Q2

Q1

to the ux

yz plane D

x dydz ?

## See Example 5 in Lecture 3.

3. An innite charge sheet with uniform charge density the elds of composite charge distributions.

s C produces electrostatic elds E with 2 o m2 magnitude pointing away from the sheet on both sides. Also, superposition can be used to calculate

Given the above facts, what is the displacement vector diagrams where a pair of charge sheets with specied the
(i)

D =

## o E at origin O in the following

values (dened on
Sheet 2

x =const.

surfaces, with

y -axis

## pointing into the paper) are shown?

Sheet 2 (ii) Sheet 1

Sheet 1

s = 1

C m2

s = 1

C m2
kg and charge

s = 1

C m2

s = 2

C m2

4. A particle of mass

d = 9.8
distance

## m above a planar sheet charged uniformly with electric charge

m = 18 103

Q = 4 C

is inserted at time

## t = 0 at a distance 2 density of s C/m . The

is much smaller than the dimensions of the sheet so that, for all practical purposes the

sheet can be assumed to be of innite extent surrounded by free space. a) What should be the sheet charge density for the charge to levitate motionless at the position where it was placed at

t = 0?

## b) Consider, next, the case where by calculating its acceleration,

s = 4.9 C/m2 . Describe the motion a(t), its velocity, v (t), and its distance

t>0

## from the charged sheet.

For your calculations, use as your reference coordinate system one with its plane coincide with the plane of the charged sheet. 5. Consider a three-slab geometry of three identical slabs of equal widths

z=0

taken to

W in x-direction, and innite extent in y and z directions. In slab 1 extending over 2W < x < W , charge density is 1o , 3 where o measured in C/m units is some positive number. In slab 2 extending over W < x < 0 the charge density is 2o . Finally, in slab 3 extending over 0 < x < W the charge density is 4o . Charge density is zero everywhere else. Determine and sketch Ex (x) over the region 3W < x < 3W .
Label both axes of your plot carefully, marking the eld value at each break point.
Hint:

use superposition of shifted and scaled versions of the static eld conguration of a single

charged slab. 6. Curl and divergence exercises: a) On a 25-point graph consisting of sketch the vector eld b) Repeat (a) for

F = yx xy .

x and y coordinates having the integer values {2, 1, 0, 1, 2} F = xx +yy and nd F (curl of F) and F (divergence of F).

c) Based on above results choose the correct answer in the statements below: i. ii.

F=0

F=0

implies the eld strength varies (along or across) the direction of the eld.

implies the eld strength varies (along or across) the direction of the eld.

7. Use the dierential form of Gauss's law to determine the static charge density of space if: a) The static displacement eld in the region is specied as a surface charge, or a line charge? b) The static displacement eld in the region is specied as

(x, y, z )

in a region

D(x, y, z ) =

## 3 z C/m2 . Describe 4 sgn(z )

the nature of the charge density in words  do we nd a volumetric distribution of charge, or

## 5 C/m2 , y < 10 m, y 2 D(x, y, z ) = y 2y C/m , |y | < 10 m, y 5 C/m2 , y > 10 m.

8. Coulomb's eld of a charge can be expressed as

## stationed at the origin of a right-handed Cartesian coordinate system

E=
where

Q (x, y, z ) Q r = , 2 4 o r 4 o r2 r E = 0
by showing that when

## as usual, all of its components cancel out exactly. 9. Given that

r 2 x2 + y 2 + z 2

and

r 0.

Verify that

is expanded

## E=x cos x + y sinx,

a) determine b) determine

and

E,

## 10. Given an electrostatic potential corresponding a) electrostatic eld b) curl

V (x, y, z ) = 2z x2

## V in a certain region of space, determine the

E,

E = V ,

c) divergence

E,
in the region.

d) charge density