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Illustration Electric Field Graph (inside / outside) - Solid sphere

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Electric Field Graph (inside / outside) - Solid sphere
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Diagram of the electric field \(E\) of a homogeneously charged solid sphere as a function of distance \(r\). The sphere has the radius \(R\).

  • Outside (\(r \gt R\)) of the solid sphere, the E-field is proportional to \(1/r^2\) as for a point charge.
  • Inside (\(r \lt R\)), however, the E-field is linear.