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Question 1: However, Coulomb's law can be proven from Gauss's law if it is assumed, in addition, that the electric field from a ________ is spherically-symmetric (this assumption, like Coulomb's law itself, is exactly true if the charge is stationary, and approximately true if the charge is in motion).
Standard ModelElectronPhotonPoint particle

Question 2: The law was formulated by ________ in 1835, but was not published until 1867.
Carl Friedrich GaussJean le Rond d'AlembertBenjamin FranklinIsaac Newton

Question 3: where the left-hand side of the equation is a surface integral denoting the electric flux through a closed surface S, and the right-hand side of the equation is the total charge enclosed by S divided by the ________.
Maxwell's equationsFree spaceVacuum permeabilityVacuum permittivity

Question 4: The proof primarily involves the ________.
IntegralLaplace operatorCalculusDivergence theorem

Question 5: The electric charge that arises in the simplest textbook situations would be classified as "free charge"—for example, the charge which is transferred in static electricity, or the charge on a ________ plate.
InductorElectronic componentCapacitorCapacitance

Question 6: The integral and differential forms are related by the ________, also called Gauss's theorem.
Divergence theoremSurface integralCalculusLaplace operator

Question 7: In physics, Gauss's law, also known as Gauss's flux theorem, is a law relating the distribution of ________ to the resulting electric field.
Electric currentMagnetic fieldElectromagnetismElectric charge

Question 8: In contrast, "bound charge" arises only in the context of ________ (polarizable) materials.
PermittivityMaxwell's equationsMetamaterialDielectric

Question 9: [1] It is one of the four Maxwell's equations, which form the basis of ________.
Liénard–Wiechert potentialElectromagnetic radiationElectromagnetismClassical electromagnetism

Question 10: In homogeneous, isotropic, nondispersive, ________, there is a nice, simple relationship between E and D:
Stress (mechanics)Linear elasticityHooke's lawContinuum mechanics


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