A new method for solving electrostatics problems

  • Evgeni Frishman Jerusalem College of Technology
  • Alexander Natanzon Jerusalem College of Technology


In this article we show that the electrostatic field intensity of a uniformly charged straight line equals that of the corresponding arc of a circle charged with the same linear density. This new method greatly simplifies the calculation of the electrostatic field of a system consisting of uniformly charged straight lines.


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How to Cite
FRISHMAN, Evgeni; NATANZON, Alexander. A new method for solving electrostatics problems. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 38-44, nov. 2021. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <http://www.eu-journal.org/index.php/EJPE/article/view/309>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20308/ejpe.v12i4.309.