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A uniformly charged disk of radius 35.0 cm carries charge with a density of 7.90 x 10^-3 C/m^2. Calculate the electric field on the axis of the disk at
(a) 5.0 cm,
(b) 10.0 cm,
(c) 50 cm and
(d) 200 cm from the center of the disk.

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Fig. shows a uniformly charged disc (radius R = 0.35m), with charge density 7.9x10-3 C/m2. Let us consider an annular ring of the disc, co-centric with the disc, having radius r and width dr. Let us consider an infinitesimally small element of the ring between the radius vectors making angles θ and θ+dθ with the X axis. Area of the element = rdθdr. Charge on the element = dq = σ rdθdr where σ is the charge density.

Electric field at point P on the axis of the disc, at a distance s from its centre, due to the element = dE = (1/4ΠЄ0)dq/l2 = (1/4ΠЄ0)σ rdθdr/l2

From the fig. l2 = s2+r2. Hence, dE = (1/4ΠЄ0)σ rdθdr/(s2+r2) .......(1)

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