Non-uniform Electric Field Calculator

The Non-uniform Electric Field Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Electric field strength produced by a point charge
  2. Electric field strength produced by a charged spherical shell

Please note that for the purpose of calculations in the Non-uniform Electric Field Calculator, Medium is considered as homogenous.

Non-uniform Electric Field Calculator
Non-uniform Electric Field Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The electric field strength produced by a point charge is V/m [Volt per metre]
The electric field strength produced by a charged spherical shell V/m [Volt per metre]
Electric field produced by a point charge calculations
E = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q/r2
E = 1/(4 × ) × × × /2
E = 1/ × × × /
E = 1/ ×
E = ×
E =
Electric field produced by a spherical shell calculations
Es = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q/r2
Es = 1/(4 × ) × × × /2
Es = 1/ × × × /
Es = 1/ ×
Es = ×
Note: if r < R then Es = 0
Es =
Non Uniform Electric Field Calculator Input Values
Electric charge that produces the field (Q) C [Coulomb]
Radius of spherical shell, (R) m [metre]
Distance from the point charge or from centre of spherical shell (r) m [metre]
Electric constant or vacuum permittivity (ϵ0) C2/N∙m2
Dielectric constant (ϵ)
Archimedes constant (π)

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Electric field produced by a point charge Formula and Calculation

E = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q/r2

Electric field produced by a spherical shell Formula and Calculation

Es = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q/r2

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