An infinitely large thin plane sheet has a uniform surface charge density +σ. Obtain the expression for the amount of work done in bringing a point charge q from infinity to a point, distant r, in front of the charged plane sheet.
As we know, electric field due to a uniformly charged infinitely large plane thin sheet with surface charge density σ is `E = σ/(2ε_o)`. Therefore, the amount of work done (against the electric field E) in bringing a point charge q from infinity to a point, distant r, in front of the charged plane sheet is
`W =∫_0^r F. dr`
where, F is the force experience by the charge q due to electric field E.
or W= F.r
F = Eq
Here, `E= σ/(2ε_o)`
Therefore, `W= (σqr)/(2ε_o)`
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