# Two long thin charged rods with charge density lambda each are placed parallel to each other at a...

## Question:

Two long thin charged rods with charge density lambda each are placed parallel to each other at a distance d apart. The force per unit length exerted on one rod by the other will be?

## Electric Field

The electric field due to an infinite line of charge having uniform linear charge density at a distance from the line is given by

{eq}\begin{align} E = \frac{2k \lambda}{r} \end{align} {/eq}

Where {eq}\lambda
{/eq} is the linear charge density, and **r** is the distance of the point of observation to the center of the charged rod.

## Answer and Explanation:

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View this answer- Charge density of each rod is {eq}\lambda {/eq}

- Distance between the rods is {eq}d {/eq}

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Chapter 17 / Lesson 8In this lesson, you will be introduced to electric fields so that you can practice calculating single fields, multiple fields, and electric fields in charged spheres. You'll also learn how Faraday cages work.