An infinitely long cylindrical conductor has radius r and uniform surface charge density σ. (b) In terms of σ, what is the magnitude of the electric field produced by the charged cylinder at a distance r > R from its axis? (c) Express the result of part (b) in terms of λ and show that the electric field outside the cylinder is the same as if all the charge were on the axis.
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