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Under what conditions is useful Gauss' law to determine the electric field strength of a charge distribution? Can someone help me with this question?

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closed as too localized by David Z May 26 '13 at 4:51

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Hi Miguel - this is a site for conceptual questions about physics, not general homework help. If you can edit your question to ask about the specific physics concept that is giving you trouble, I'll be happy to reopen it. See our FAQ and homework policy for more information. –  David Z May 26 '13 at 4:51
@DavidZaslavsky: Sorry, but I don't think s/he is asking a question which is a homework/HW type. It's just about application of Gauss' Law(how). –  Mr.ØØ7 May 26 '13 at 12:21
It's still asking a question with no effort shown to solve the problem. And this is the kind of question which is most likely to be asked as part of a homework assignment or other educational work. (Not to mention, the OP tagged it as homework.) –  David Z May 26 '13 at 17:58