Current density

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thexy

Joined Dec 13, 2015
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Plot the surface current density in the shell as a function of the measured from the apex of axial coordinate z.

So here is photo and result. I don't understand why are they using perimeter? Why is there tan?
Can someone explain me on easy way because I don't understand anything.zadd.JPG
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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This is a shell, right (something like a very thin funnel)? So, at any given height, all of the current is passing through a ring. How long is that ring?
 

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thexy

Joined Dec 13, 2015
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This is a shell, right (something like a very thin funnel)? So, at any given height, all of the current is passing through a ring. How long is that ring?
This is not easy explanation. I don't how much is long. I would say it's long like the time that currents flows through it.
 

WBahn

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This is not easy explanation. I don't how much is long. I would say it's long like the time that currents flows through it.
This makes no sense whatsoever.

What is the surface current density (which would be expressed in amperes per inch) if the current is flowing lengthwise through a cylinder that has a diameter of two inches?
 

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thexy

Joined Dec 13, 2015
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This makes no sense whatsoever.

What is the surface current density (which would be expressed in amperes per inch) if the current is flowing lengthwise through a cylinder that has a diameter of two inches?
It will be I/Area
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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No, because it is not asking for current density, it is asking for surface current density. So it is I/Length.
 

WBahn

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What is the circumference of the shell a distance z above the apex? Isn't that a function of the angle of the cone?
 
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