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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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FIGURE EX24.27 shows a hollow cavity within a neutral conductor. A point charge is inside the cavity. What is the net electric flux through the closed surface that surrounds the conductor?

The net electric flux through the closed surface is

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Step 1 : Given information and Theory used 

Given figure :

Theory used :

The amount of electric field that travels through a closed surface is referred to as the electric flux. The electric flux through a surface is proportional to the charge inside the surface, according to Gauss's law, which is provided by equation :

(1)

Step 2 : Calculating the net electric flux through the closed surface 

The cavity's positive charge induces a negative charge on the conductor's inner side.

As seen in the diagram below, the induced negative charge produces a positive charge at the conductor's surface.

is the total enclosed charge through the closed surface that surrounds the conductor.

To calculate the electric flux, enter this number into equation (1).

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