On the electrostatic potential and electric field of a uniformly charged disk

V. Bochko, Z. K. Silagadze

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Abstract

We calculate the electrostatic potential and electric field of a uniformly charged disk everywhere in space. This electrostatic problem was solved long ago, and its gravitational analogue was solved even earlier. However, it seems that physics students are not aware of the solution, because it is not presented in textbooks. The purpose of the present article is to fill this gap in the pedagogical literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045201
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • classical electrodynamics
  • electrostatics
  • potential theory
  • RING
  • ORBITS
  • GRAVITATIONAL-FIELD

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