# Dielectrics and Infinite Electric Cylinders

1. The space between the spaces of a parallel plate capacitor is filled with two slabs of linear dielectric material. The slabs have different dielectric constants but the same length L, width W and thickness d. (note the area of the top (or bottom) of the capacitor is 2*L*W). Slab 1 has a dielectric constant of e1=2 and slab 2 has a dielectric constant of e2=1.5. The voltage on the top plate is Vo and the bottom plate is grounded.

a) What is the electric Field E in each slab?

b) What is the Dielectric displacement D in each slab?

c) What is the polarization P in each slab?

d) What is the magnitude of Sf, the free surface charge adjacent to each slab?

e) What is the magnitude of Sb, the bound surface charge density in each slab?

f) What is the magnitude of Vb, bound volume charge density in each slab?

g) What is the capacitance of the system and how does it compare to the capacitance of the system with no dielectrics?

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2) We have an infinite electric cylinder of radius R that has a polarization

Pbar=kr^2 rhat (a vector)

a) What is the bound volume density in the body of the cylinder

b) What is the bound surface density at r=R

c) Use Gauss' Law to find the electric field inside and outside the cylinder

d) Use a releationship between

E, D, and P to find the electric fields without using Gauss' Law.

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The space between the spaces of a parallel plate capacitor is filled with two slabs of linear dielectric material. The slabs have different dielectric constants but the same length L, width W and thickness d. (note the area of the top (or bottom) of the capacitor is 2*L*W). Slab I has a dielectric constant of and slab II has a dielectric constant . The voltage on the top plate is V0 and the bottom plate is grounded.

a) What is the electric Field E in each Slab

b) What is the Dielectric displacement D in each slab

c) What is the polarization P in each slab

d) What is the magnitude of , the free surface charge adjacent to each slab

e) What is the magnitude of , the bound surface charge density in each slab

f) What is the magnitude of , bound volume charge density in each ...

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This solution discusses dielectrics and polarized infinite electric cylinders.