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# Example 14 A point charge q is placed on the top of a cone

Last updated: 6/30/2023

Example 14 A point charge q is placed on the top of a cone of semi vertex angle 0 Show that the electric flux through the base of the cone is q 1 cos 0 280 HOW TO PROCEED This problem can be solved by the method of symmetry Consider a Gaussian surface a sphere with its centre at the top and radius the slant length of the cone The flux through the whole sphere is qleo Therefore the flux through the base of the cone can be calculated by using the following formula S So Here So area of whole sphere Pe H q E0