# the region between two concentric spheres of radii 'a' and 'b' respectively , has a volume charge density rho=A/r , where r is the distance from the centre and A is constant . at the centre of the spheres is a point charge Q. The value of A such that the electric field in the region between the spheres will be constant is

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According to Gauss's Law, if we consider the gaussian surface with radius a, then the electric field at that point is,

$E.\left(4\pi {a}^{2}\right)=\frac{Q}{{\epsilon }_{0}}⇒E=\frac{Q}{4\pi {\epsilon }_{0}{a}^{2}}$

Now, if we consider the gaussian surface with the radius b, then the electric field at that point is,

$E.\left(4\pi {b}^{2}\right)=\frac{Q+{\int }_{a}^{b}\frac{A}{r}4\pi {r}^{2}dr}{{\epsilon }_{0}}⇒E=\frac{Q+4\pi A{\int }_{a}^{b}rdr}{4\pi {\epsilon }_{0}{b}^{2}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}⇒E=\frac{Q+2\pi A\left({b}^{2}-{a}^{2}\right)}{4\pi {\epsilon }_{0}{b}^{2}}$

Given that the electric field should be constant. Therefore,

• 1 A = Q / 2 pi a2
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