You are presented with a long, straight line of charge (like what you might find in a current-carrying wire). What imaginary surface would you use to surround that charge to best mirror the symmetry of the situation? (hint: think about what the electric field would look like near the line of charge and then figure out a surface through which the field lines are either parallel or perpendicular.) 9000000000009990000990 You are presented with a large, flat sheet of charge uniformly distributed throughout. What imaginary surface would you use to surround that charge to best mirror the symmetry of the situation? (hint: same as previous problem.)

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How do you mirror the symmetry of an electric field?  I'm not sure what they are asking here.

You are presented with a long, straight line of charge (like what
you might find in a current-carrying wire). What imaginary surface
would you use to surround that charge to best mirror the
symmetry of the situation? (hint: think about what the electric
field would look like near the line of charge and then figure out a
surface through which the field lines are either parallel or
perpendicular.)
9000000000009990000990
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You are presented with a long, straight line of charge (like what you might find in a current-carrying wire). What imaginary surface would you use to surround that charge to best mirror the symmetry of the situation? (hint: think about what the electric field would look like near the line of charge and then figure out a surface through which the field lines are either parallel or perpendicular.) 9000000000009990000990

You are presented with a large, flat sheet of charge uniformly
distributed throughout. What imaginary surface would you use to
surround that charge to best mirror the symmetry of the situation?
(hint: same as previous problem.)
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Transcribed Image Text

You are presented with a large, flat sheet of charge uniformly distributed throughout. What imaginary surface would you use to surround that charge to best mirror the symmetry of the situation? (hint: same as previous problem.)

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