Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 24 - Gauss's Law - Exercises and Problems - Page 682: 5



Work Step by Step

The way that we're going to solve this is by looking at the electric field that's coming into the cube, and going out of the cube. We will add up all of the quantities that are going in, and compare that with the sum of the quantities that are exiting the cube. $$E_i=5+20+15=40N/C$$ $$E_o=10+20+10=40N/C$$ Thus, $$E_i=E_o$$ Hence, there is no charge in the box.
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